Something Bigger than Ourselves

Maria's New & Improved "Blue Box"

At PegasusAblon, we like to think our success is kind of a big deal, but it is nothing compared to Maria’s.

Maria's former blue box

Maria used to sell out of this blue box.

Maria lives in Pedro Brand in the Dominican Republic. Not long ago she supported her family by selling gum, candy and odds and ends from a blue box by the side of the road. These days, thanks to a series of six-month micro-loans from Esperanza International, Maria’s roadside blue box has grown into a colmado, (her community’s equivalent of a 7-11) and her standard of living rises daily. Maria is setting a very impressive pace!

I just returned from the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where Esperanza International is hard at work with local communities and international partners to build a middle class—through a powerful blend of micro-finance, early childhood education, health care, clean water and better housing.

Now, thanks to the help micro-loans from Esperanza Interantional, Maria has a much bigger blue box to sell from.

The results are amazing, and I believe our collective efforts will transform the island in my lifetime!

I am grateful PegasusAblon views my frequent volunteer travel to the Dominican Republic as a part of our firm’s core commitment to give back to the broader community. And I am glad that locally, PegasusAblon supports organizations like Buckner International and Chiapas International who partner in Esperanza’s big dream!

During this holiday season, may we all find joy in the privilege of being a part of something bigger than ourselves.