Jan 07
7

A Day In The Life Of Luis Moreno

For the past 4 months, Luis Moreno has been in his element. A graduate of Esperanza Social Venture Club’s small business incubator, Luis recently launched Lava Autos Plaza Amador, Casco Viejo’s first car wash. Now utilizing his strengths in a pro-social way, Luis spends his days growing the business and socializing with neighbors. You can […]

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Oct 21

Hope Seafood Completes Round II Funding

When Esperanza graduates enter the workforce, it’s either (1) with traditional employment opportunities at local restaurants, hotels, shops, or (2) in starting their own small businesses. This second option — the entrepreneurial route — is operated by the Esperanza Social Venture Club, an investment arm designed to incubate small businesses, provide seed capital, and support […]

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Sep 26

Esperanza’s “Mar A Mesa Challenge” [Part 3]

Using a shorthand journal-style format, we will be sharing the build-up to Esperanza’s Mar a Mesa Challenge: Saturday, September 26th. [This event has already taken place. You can purchase your VIP ticket to the next edition below] After a great day of fishing, the boys headed back to Maito to begin planning, shopping, and prep […]

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Sep 25

Esperanza’s “Mar A Mesa Challenge” [Part 2]

Using a shorthand journal-style format, we will be sharing the build-up to Esperanza’s Mar a Mesa Challenge: Saturday, September 26th. [This event has already taken place. You can purchase your VIP ticket to the next edition below] Today was all about the fish! The boys departed from Amador Causeway in the morning and got to […]

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Sep 23

Esperanza’s “Mar A Mesa Challenge” [Part 1]

Using a shorthand journal-style format, we will be sharing the build-up to Esperanza’s Mar a Mesa Challengenge [This event has already taken place. You can purchase your VIP ticket to the next edition below] Day 1 of the challenge began with the arrival of our celebrity chefs! Led by Panama’s Mario Castrellon (Maito | Panama), […]

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Sep 19

Announcing Esperanza’s “Mar a Mesa Challenge” [Summary]

We are thrilled to announce Esperanza’s first fundraising event, the “Mar a Mesa (Sea to Plate) Challenge” this coming Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at Maito restaurant in downtown Panama City, 12 – 6pm. This supporter’s event (the pilot in a series) will pair 2 Esperanza graduates with 3 award-winning chefs for a day on the […]

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Jun 28
2

Hooray! Esperanza Just Got A Team Of Market Research Geniuses

Some of you may remember our Buenas Obras project, in which we are solving problems our neighborhood desperately needs (trash, graffiti, lighting) using a resource we happen to have in excess (donated goods). And one of the beautiful things about Esperanza is that our neighbors – all skills and backgrounds – are always looking to […]

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Jun 08
3

Why Is Everyone Rooting For Luis?

The Esperanza Social Venture Club is designed to give young men the opportunity to start their own sustainable businesses in Casco Viejo and this week, we were lucky enough to have Luis Moreno present Lava Autos Plaza Amador, the first official car wash in the neighborhoods of Chorillo, Catedral, Plaza Amador, and San Felipe. There […]

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