The Latina Hope Program is designed to facilitate the learning, networking and acting of micro-entrepreneurs who want to start a new micro-business and advance their business idea to a more tangible and profitable point.
The program begins with basic workshops on finance, single entry bookkeeping, operational management, marketing and business plan development. Then, participants prepare a project plan (basic business plan) and present their business idea to the Latina Hope judging panel. The panel decides if the project is mature enough to receive the Latina Hope Ignite fund. The program is competitive-based and project will be awarded based on the preparation and potential of the venture and entrepreneur. The award is in the form of materials to facilitate the startup phase of the new micro-venture.
The Latina Hope Ignite Fund
The Latina Hope Ignite fund provides materials (up to $250) to qualifying participants to begin production and encourages the creation of new ventures in the McAllen, TX area.
Program With a Purpose
The purpose of this program and online shop are to assist these hard-working women from all walks of life and all ages with providing extra income for their households. Proceeds from these sales go directly back to our Latina Hope participants and their families.