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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 and McGraw-Hill Team Up to Promote Economic Empowerment

In a recent blog post, The McGraw Hill Companies highlights the work Pro Mujer is doing to promote financial literacy and economic empowerment. With support from McGraw-Hill, Pro Mujer has developed a standardized financial literacy curriculum that teaches clients how to make sound financial decisions for their businesses, plan for future life events and be…
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7 New Yorkers, 4 Days in Nicaragua, 1 Amazing Experience

While we knew it was going to be a short trip, seven members from the Pro Mujer Junior Committee (PMJC) were eager to leave the comfort of our offices in New York City and travel 6,000 miles across the Gulf of Mexico. Though most of us had been volunteering with the PMJC for over a…
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These Are The Strong

On a recent trip to visit Pro Mujer in Nicaragua, I met the clients below. As a photographer, I captured the reality of these women (and men) through raw images. The clients we met fight and yearn with tenacity unrivaled. They are the powerful that lift themselves out of a life that they have been…
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A Lemonade Stand for Microloans

Second grader Emma and younger sister Alexa, had a lemonade stand together in New York City in 2007. But unlike your normal lemonade stand where proceeds may go to a new toy or candy, Emma and Alexa were raising money for poor women in Latin America through Pro Mujer. Hear an account of their experience…
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Irma Torres, Bringing clean water to her community

Five years ago, she got a $150 loan from Pro Mujer to start a business. Today, she employs 18 people. Irma Torres, a Pro Mujer client from Teoloyucan, Mexico, runs a water purification business out of her home. With her husband as her business partner, she meets her family’s needs, while providing potable water to…
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Wage Gaps

By way of the Poverty News Blog, a new report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) highlights the ethnic and gender wage gaps in Latin America.  The IDB which honored Pro Mujer Co-Founder Lynne Patterson earlier this year for her pioneering role as a woman in microfinance, reports that women in Latin America still earn…
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