Featuring Alex Nuñez
Nearly half of the individuals living in the Dominican Republic live below the poverty line… and Alex Nuñez, the CEO of Esperanza International, is on a mission to change that. Listen in as Alex shares from her own experience about how partnership and a Kingdom-first outlook have maximized Esperanza’s impact and brought holistic transformation to entire families and communities in the Dominican Republic.
0:22 Rooting for Rivals; newest book by Peter Greer and Chris Horst with Jill Heisey
0:45 Esperanza; a HOPE International partner working to equip entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic through access to financial services.
5:09 Spiritual Integration; article that shares more about how spiritual integration is central to the work of Esperanza
11:58 Smiles for life; an organization that Esperanza partners with to provide dental services to clients in the Dominican Republic
13:47 The Gospel in the DR; article that shares more about the growth of the Church in the Dominican Republic
About Alex Nuñez
Alex Nuñez is the CEO of Esperanza International, an organization offering both financial services and access to capital in the Dominican Republic. Prior to working at Esperanza, Alex worked in a major government defense company for eleven years. She began serving in Esperanza in March 2012 as the Vice President of Public Affairs and Caribbean Investment prior to taking on her new role as CEO in January 2018. Alex received her MBA from Belhaven College, a B.S. from Eastern Mennonite University, and graduated from the Lifework Leadership Program in 2012. She was asked to join the Board of Directors in December 2014. Alex is active in a small church in Santo Domingo where she serves as a volunteer in whatever capacity needed. She loves to travel, to experience new cultures, to see people reach their full potential professionally, personally and spiritually—and she’s all about animal rescue. Don't be surprised if she stops traffic to help a kitten or assist a slow turtle to cross a dangerous path.
About Blake Mankin
Blake Mankin serves as a regional representative for HOPE International in Houston, TX. Blake hosts the Values-Driven Productivity Podcast, where he shares about disciplines, habits, tools, and practices that increase productivity on the things that matter most. Blake and his wife, Meagan, have two sons and attend Hope Church.
About the Rooting for Rivals Podcast
In a world marked by division and territorialism, how can we leave a lasting impact? What happens when we're no longer threatened by the success of our rivals? In this six-episode podcast, hear from leaders and philanthropists putting collaboration into practice and learn how we can multiply our impact through cooperation.
Learn more about Rooting for Rivals here.