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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2014

Pro Mujer’s President and CEO, Rosario Perez, has been named a 2014 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur for our groundbreaking work in health care delivery to poor women in Latin America. As one of the 2014 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs, Rosario joins an existing community of over 250 social entrepreneurs from 60 countries, all selected for their innovative solutions to global issues in health, education, employment and the environment. Rosario received the award at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Panama City, Panama on April 02, 2014, attended by the Presidents of Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.

Rosario Perez was invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University’s panel session entitled “Coming in Second: Scaling What Works” moderated by Chelsea Clinton. Rosario joined other entrepreneurs and NGO leaders to discuss their roles in scaling effective development solutions. Pro Mujer’s client base has grown by almost 30% since Rosario joined Pro Mujer in 2008.

2013

 
The Smart Campaign announced that Pro Mujer in Mexico became Client Protection Certified at the close of September 2013. Pro Mujer in Mexico became one of the first three institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean region to receive certification in Client Protection Practices recognizing our hard work and exceptional commitment to the fair treatment of our clients, as demonstrated in meeting the standards needed for certification.

Pro Mujer, Mayo Clinic, Pfizer and Sesame Workshop launched a new joint effort to promote disease prevention in Latin America. In September, Pro Mujer’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Rosario Perez was joined on-stage during the Healthier Futures plenary at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting by Chelsea Clinton; Mayo Clinic’s President and CEO, John Noseworthy, M.D.; the President of Pfizer Latin America, Adele Gulfo; Sesame Workshop President and CEO, H. Melvin Ming; along with Sesame Street Muppet, Rosita; to announce a unique Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action that will promote healthy behavior and disease prevention among poor women and children in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Peru, Mexico and Argentina.

Our longtime supporter, Salma Hayek-Pinault selected Pro Mujer as one of three organizations to benefit from the “Chime for Change” campaign. The goal of this campaign is to promote education, health and justice for girls and women around the world. Beyoncé, Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini (Creative Director for Gucci) serve as the campaign’s founding committee. Working with Catapult, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to raising funds for women and girls, Pro Mujer was able to fully fund a $25,000 project that will allow us to provide advanced training for 200 hardworking women in Mexico.

Pro Mujer’s most up-to-date MicroRate, an external microfinance evaluator, ratings reflect the organization’s performance: A-(Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Peru).The social ratings are: 3.5/5 stars (Mexico, 2013), and 4/5 stars (Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Peru, 2013).

2012

 
Pro Mujer was selected as one of four finalists in the healthcare category of the FT/Citi Urban Ingenuity Awards for its innovative new health model in Nicaragua. The awards aim to recognize leaders, teams, organizations and community groups that have developed innovative solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens and urban communities in the fields of education, energy, healthcare and infrastructure.

On June 20, Pro Mujer was featured in a special edition of the Financial Times on the Top 50 Brands in Latin America and located opposite an article on Carlos Slim. The spot places Pro Mujer in the spotlight of a widely read edition of the newspaper reaching approximately 2.2 million subscribers.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) bestows its accredited Charity Seal upon Pro Mujer for meeting all 20 of its “Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability”

In September, Pro Mujer announces the completion of its 2009 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” Commitment. By the close of 2011, Pro Mujer had reached 358,946 women with its holistic package of services, surpassing its Commitment one year ahead of schedule. In addition, Pro Mujer launches a new Commitment to expand its health care services across five countries and reach 470,000 women by the end of 2015.

Philanthropedia, an online resource for donors and a division of Guidestar, a nonprofit evaluator, ranks Pro Mujer 4th on its 2012 list of the top, high-impact nonprofits working in the field of international microfinance, a jump from 9th place in Philanthropedia’s last ranking in 2009. The survey reviews a total of 119 organizations, and identifies 11 top nonprofits.

Pro Mujer is selected as one of 29 United Nations Department of Public Information – affiliated NGOs (UN DPI/NGO). UNDPI partners with NGOs to facilitate the exchange of information and develop partnerships with civil society advocates who play an active role in promoting peace, democracy, development and human rights.

Former World Bank President Sir James Wolfensohn nominates Pro Mujer for the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Juscelino Kubitschek Prize.  Pro Mujer is one of eight—out of 337—nominated organizations recognized by the IDB with an “Honorable Mention” in the “Economics and Finance” category for the “excellent work the organization has performed in combating poverty and empowering women.”

Google selects Pro Mujer as one of 43 global organizations dedicated to advancing women’s causes as part of its International Women’s Day campaign in 2011.

In January of 2011, Allianz Knowledge Group ranks Pro Mujer No. 6 on their list of “10 Groundbreaking Microfinance Providers.”

9 Pro Mujer clients in Argentina are finalists for the AVINA Foundation/Citi/La Nación’s 2011 Microentrepreneur Award and one client receives an Honorable Mention in the “Environmental Care and Production” category.

MicroRate, an external microfinance evaluator, examines Pro Mujer in six areas of performance and risk including: financial profile, microfinance operations, portfolio quality; organization and management; governance and strategic positioning and social perspective. Of our operations evaluated, Bolivia and Peru receive an A-, Nicaragua receives a B+ and Argentina and Mexico both receive a B.

MicroRate also analyzes the results of an organization’s operations, degree of social mission fulfillment, such as depth and diversity of services, cost, efficiency, sustainability, social focus, orientation and social performance management. This social performance rating system, based on a maximum of five stars, gives our operations in Argentina three stars, Mexico and Nicaragua three and a half stars, Bolivia four stars, and Peru four and a half stars.

2011

 
Former World Bank President Sir James Wolfensohn nominates Pro Mujer for the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Juscelino Kubitschek Prize. Pro Mujer is one of eight, out of 337-nominated organizations recognized by the IDB with an “Honorable Mention” in the “Economics and Finance” category for the “excellent work the organization has performed in combating poverty and empowering women.”

Google selects Pro Mujer as one of 43 global organizations dedicated to advancing women’s causes as part of its International Women’s Day campaign in 2011.

In January, Allianz Knowledge Group ranks Pro Mujer No. 6 on their list of “10 Groundbreaking Microfinance Providers.”

Nine Pro Mujer clients in Argentina are finalists for the AVINA Foundation/Citi/La Nación’s 2011 Microentrepreneur Award and one client receives an Honorable Mention in the “Environmental Care and Production” category.

MicroRate, an external microfinance evaluator, examines Pro Mujer in six areas of performance and risk including: financial profile, microfinance operations, portfolio quality; organization and management; governance and strategic positioning and social perspective. Of our operations evaluated, Bolivia and Peru receive an A-, Nicaragua receives a B+ and Argentina and Mexico both receive a B.

MicroRate also analyzes the results of an organization’s operations, degree of social mission fulfillment, such as depth and diversity of services, cost, efficiency, sustainability, social focus, orientation and social performance management. This social performance rating system, based on a maximum of five stars, gives our operations in Argentina three stars, Mexico and Nicaragua three and a half stars, Bolivia four stars, and Peru four and a half stars.

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