Our Impact

We’re here to help you succeed

Did you know a family that owns assets also has the means to survive economic hardship today and provide security for tomorrow? By investing in single moms, WANDA multiplies the effect of its program by improving the happiness, security, and success of not just single moms, but of their children.

Since WANDA’s founding:

WANDA clients have collectively invested over $1 million in assets

WANDA clients have invested in homes, college educations, retirement savings, and new businesses

Clients on average increase incomes up to $10,000 and boost credit scores by 100 points

The retention rate in the three-year program is 87%. Clients report higher levels of personal confidence and financial stability

What we have learned most of all, is that WANDA graduates learn to invest in themselves and wish to pass along what they’ve learned and earned to their children. Indeed, more than 65% of the children of clients have started their own savings accounts.

“I came into WANDA wanting to help my kids, but I realized through the program that I had to invest in myself. I used my savings for my own education. I am proud to say I am a second year nursing student and will graduate next May. I am excited for my future and for my kids’ futures.”
Daisy Salmeron

2012 WANDA graduate

Success Stories

WANDA Graduate Esmeralda Rubi Garcia – Profile of Success

“I have volunteered in so many different nonprofit organizations over the last 7 years. To be frank I’m not sure where exactly or who directed me to WANDA but, what I do know is that it has been a huge blessing. I wanted to join WANDA because they offered so many...

Susana Jimenez: Tenacity and resourcefulness pays off

Congratulations to Susana and her family! This summer Susana’s offer on a house in Bay Point was accepted, her WANDA matching funds were wired to the lender, and she closed on her home in late August. She’ll move into her new home with her two sons in October....

WANDA Mom Profile – Jessenia Solorio

WANDA Mom Profile - Jessenia Solorio After talking to Jessenia Solorio for a few minutes you quickly realize that she is an excellent example of someone who has grit - the term that describes the quality of perseverance in the face of challenge. As a child, she...

WANDA Mom Honored at UCSF Graduation

Our wonderful WANDA mom, Lucia Alvarez, shared exciting news with us about her journey at San Francisco State University. As a graduating senior, she has been selected to receive the College Hood. Congratulations Lucia! Message from Lucia: "Thanks WANDA for being...

WANDA Mom, Noelia Corzo, on Cover of Time Magazine

A record number of women are now running for public office. We are honored to share that Noelia Corzo, WANDA mom and graduate of the WANDA program for single moms, was one of the 48 women featured on the cover of the January 29, 2018 issue of TIME magazine, for an...

WANDA Mom Buys Home with WANDA Matched Savings!

Megan Cullen is about to accomplish something that many WANDA moms dream of - using her WANDA matched savings funds toward the purchase of a home. This month she will close escrow on a house in Redwood City. At last she will be able to provide a tangible “safe...