Donate and help us continue our work!
It's hard to believe that three years ago Enterprising Latinas moved into its existing location at the Wimauma Opportunity Center. We are proud of the fact that the Center has become the hub for new resources and opportunities for families in Wimauma and beyond. Over the course of these years, we've engaged over 300 women in activities that are helping them find their own path to prosperity, including workforce training, employment assistance, and business development assistance with starting a business!
As a result of the financial support we've received from DONORS LIKE YOU! and other government and philanthropic partners, we've succeeded in expanding our programs and staff. Over the last five years, we've grown from a 3-person team to a 16-member staff, including an experienced and highly dedicated group of senior managers positioned to increase the organization's impact in the community of Wimauma and beyond.
Now more than ever we are committed to becoming more strategic in our efforts to move women in our community out of poverty. We are building our capacity to address the complex issues confronted by low-income women in our community that hinder their economic mobility.
We greatly appreciate having you as a trusted partner in our work. Consider giving a tax-deductible financial contribution. Your donation will make it possible for Enterprising Latinas to ensure the sustained operations of the Wimauma Opportunity Center, expand our services so more women can provide for themselves and their families, and continue to be a community leader transforming challenges into new economic opportunities.
We encourage you to visit our center and see for yourself the work we are doing in the community of Wimauma. Please call us at (813) 699-5811 and ask for Liz Gutierrez or Ileana Cintron for a tour of our Center. Thank you for helping us create pathways of opportunity for women...because when women do well, their families and our communities do better!
Member Success: JENNY
Jenny is a resident of Wimauma, a mother of 2 children and an ELI member since February 2021.She came to ELI after having lost her job due to the pandemic. Her initial goals were to open her own business and to increase her knowledge of personal finances to help her with her business venture. She enrolled in ELI's Business Development training and recently graduated. Jenny has made great progress applying what she learned in the business training and making her business a reality in a short period of time! She has already registered her business, created a business plan, started a website, and created brochures. ELI continues to provide her with technical assistance for her business. In addition, Jenny also increased her personal financial knowledge after completing the live virtual financial education course "Grow Your Money Mondays" led by Project Prosper. We love how Jenny is laser-focused on launching her business and ELI is excited to continue to support her on this journey.