WHO WE ARE

Upward Ventures starts businesses with communities, bringing good jobs & empowerment to families living in poverty.

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WOMEN FIRST

We give women priority, as women will invest more of their income into their children's education, health and nutrition.  

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SOCIAL BUSINESS 

Our businesses go the extra mile to employ the poorest, create innovative products  and minimize our environmental impact.  

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EMPOWERMENT

Stable employment is empowering: it gives families power to invest in their future and lift themselves from poverty. 

UPWARD VENTURES IS ABOUT PEOPLE

We are a nonprofit organization that believes poverty can and must be eradicated. We are driven by the hope, creativity and perseverance of people living in poverty, and work in one spirit to create a more loving, just and prosperous society. 

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We are launching Esperanza Soaps, a soap factory in the community of Las Malvinas, Dominican Republic, to produce all-natural, handcrafted soap with women of the community. With your generous support we are making this happen!

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Visit Esperanza Soaps here