Watch our Indiegogo video below. The campaign ended April 2015, raising $15,450. We started construction of our factory and training women as soap makers in July. If you wish to donate, please visit the DONATE page. Purchase soap at www.esperanza-soaps.com

ESPERANZA is HOPE

Our first venture is Esperanza Soaps, a soap company in Las Malvinas II, Santo Domingo. At our factory, the women of Las Malvinas create beautiful handcrafted, all-natural soaps using the island's showcase ingredients: coconuts, mangoes and passion fruit; cacao, coffee and aloe; and herbs grown locally such as roses, lavender, and peppermint. Our soaps are later sold to businesses and individuals - on the island and abroad.

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all-natural soap soapmaking awesomeness soapishope esperanza handmade DIY social business enterprise
all-natural soap soapmaking awesomeness soapishope esperanza handmade DIY social business enterprise

DOMINICAN GOODNESS. Esperanza Soaps are made with the best of the Caribbean - all natural, local ingredients that will make you feel and look great. We offer deep moisturizing soaps; aloe-based soaps to keep your skin smooth and healthy, a wide variety of exfoliating soaps & soaps for the morning, the evening and special occasions.

 

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MADE FOR HOPE. We placed our soap factory inside Las Malvinas, a low-income community in the heart of Santo Domingo, to bring jobs and hope to women that want a brighter future for themselves and their children.
Our company hires and trains the women of Las Malvinas, most of whom have not had the opportunity of a steady job, and struggle to make ends meet. 

 

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SOAP MAKES LIFE BETTER.  We make soap because soap is good for you: it keeps you clean and healthy, and it helps you prevent sickness like diarrhea or infectious diseases. Diarrhea kills 2 million children worldwide per year, 47% of which could be prevented by handwashing. So in a community without a sewer system like Las Malvinas, soap can make a huge impact. Our soaps will be available for the community and hand washing programs for kids and adults will be implemented. 

Check out our amazing soaps
We produce soaps both in the Dominican Republic and in the US. Look at our Catalog HERE

Esperanza Soaps and the entire Upward Ventures team wants to recognize our amazing supporters. Thanks to their generosity, Esperanza Soaps has the means to start a pilot soap factory in Las Malvinas, Dominican Republic, in the Fall of 2015. We are deeply indebted to those who have trusted us with their kind donations and we work diligently to bring our startups to success. To all you, THANK YOU!

Jessica L. French 
Walter & Annegret Berger 
E. W. Wassmann 
Cynthia P. Bishop 
Justitia Pak 
Lois Grandmaison 
Kelly Ann Slicklen 
Nicole Brandt 
Rebecca Iwerks 
Jessica Hawkins 
Nicolette J. Blount 
Cristobal Cordovez B. 
Gina Orlandi
Stephen O. Oloo 
Kiok Chon
Felicia Bokel 
Leong Wai Leng 
Jen Chon

Byron P. McCrae
Tina Chen
Andrea D. Madden
Mathias Werner
Amelie Berger
Nicholas Wopperer
Peter Czuppon
J Eliot B. Moss
Elizabeth N. Booher
Angela Nzegwu
Dwi Simanungkalit
Betty DuBose
David j. Mccahon
Kirsten C. Wanamaker
Joanna E. Springer
James French
Carol J. Madsen
M. V. Lee Badgett

Brian Giggey - Debbie Krusemark - Laura M. Sweeney - 
Mark S. Reed - Allyson Clark -Deborah Martierrez - 
Izabella MacDonald - Jeffrey Lancaster -Leonor Fuchslocher - Nicole Warren - Seth Berggren - Andres Perez Arancibia - 
Lynn Miller - Theresa Wassell - John Ryan IV - Dwi Elfrida - 
Tamzeena Hutchinson - Keiry Nunez - John P. McKechnie Jr.