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Pro Mujer celebrates 10 years of Service in Argentina

By Denise Ferreyra Country Director Pro Mujer in Argentina   Do you know the history of Pro Mujer in Argentina? This week, as we celebrate our anniversary, is a great time to tell it. Ten years ago, on November 17, Pro Mujer was giving out its first loans in Salta, a provincial capital in northwestern…
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Pro Mujer Celebrates "International Day of the Girl Child"

“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence, and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.” -United Nations Resolution 66/170 By Julie Aguirre Whitted Did you know that in 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 the official “International Day of…
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Pro Mujer Named Beneficiary at Cannes Lions Festival

From a pool of over a million registered non-profits, our organization was selected for its impactful gender equality cause.   Every summer, the world’s most creative minds in advertising and communications gather on the French Riviera for the largest annual conference of its kind, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The winners’ stage, usually…
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From Pilot to Reality, Individual Loans Come to Pro Mujer in Mexico

With the support of the MetLife Foundation, Pro Mujer is developing, piloting, and rolling out new financial products that provide low-income women with more flexibility and options. Our new product – the Individual Loan within the Communal Bank (ILCB) – offers women the ability to take out individualized loans for the first time with Pro…
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Pro Mujer Mexico Celebrates Client Leadership with Workshops, Health Screenings and…Zumba!

Graciela Cortez Ordoñez faced many of the challenges shared by low-income women across Latin America—economic uncertainty, domestic strife and a sense of isolation. Graciela shared these experiences with a group of 300 of her peers during Pro Mujer’s annual Día de la Socia Líder (Client Leadership Day), which honors women who are Pro Mujer clients…
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Powering Through the Work Week with JPMorgan Mexico. The Fuel? Women's Economic Empowerment & Leadership

          By Lucia Diaz-Martin Account Manager, Strategic Partnerships for Pro Mujer Women across the world have disproportionately low access to professional growth and opportunities. In fact, recent reports find that only 21% of senior management positions in North America and 23% of positions in Latin America are held by women. Women…
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Tech Innovations in Health : 6 Questions about Pro Mujer’s New Children’s Corners in Bolivia

An interview with Milton Lobo, National Health and Human Development Manager, Pro Mujer Bolivia Tell me about your new Children’s Corners. Our new Children’s Corners are bright and colorful spaces within Pro Mujer centers where low-income women’s children play and learn. Children’s Corners are geared towards kids ages four to ten years old and feature…
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Pro Mujer Recognized by the Qatar Foundation as 1 of the 20 Leaders of Innovations in Global Health

Pro Mujer was recently invited to showcase its work at the 2nd Annual World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) Conference on February 17-18 in Doha, Qatar. WISH, which is an initiative of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, unites stakeholders from different countries and sectors to harness the power of collaboration to…
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5 Ways Low-Income Women Are Challenging Microfinance Paradigms in Latin America

This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post and The World Economic Forum to mark the Forum’s Annual Meeting 2015 (in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Jan. 21-24). Members of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship represent a select community of social entrepreneurs who are engaged in shaping global, regional and industry agendas in…
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