My name is Dinora Arteaga, I was born in a small town named Santa Lucia, in La Libertad, El Salvador.

Growing up in El Salvador was not easy, the country lived through 16 years of civil war and, to this day, most people live in scarcity.

Although my family was blessed to have everything that we needed, as a child, I witnessed much poverty around me. Seeing other kids whose parents could not afford to feed or clothe them was difficult for me to understand.

I suffered, witnessing all the destruction and injustices around my community and my country. Ever since then, I have felt the need to help others.

It is my personal belief that the best way to help is by facilitating jobs and inspiring people.

In 2012, the idea of Nini Expressions “Expressions with a Mission” originated from this desire to help single mothers and poor families in El Salvador.

During these 5 years, the Nini Expressions center of creativity has seen these women develop into better role models for their families and communities. We help our artisans maintain their dignity and provide them with financial support and new skills to keep them moving forward with their lives. At the same time, their work gives them an opportunity to express their artistic talents.

Through Nini Expressions, I have been able to generate resources to help those less fortunate. We provide handmade organic eco-friendly greeting cards nationwide. See our extensive birthday card selection and browse our other cards too!