Lynne Patterson

Pro Mujer Bolivia Celebrates its 2013 Client's Day

More than 8,000 Pro Mujer clients, employees, regional managers and executive board members gathered on Saturday, October 19th, to celebrate its 6th Clients’ Day edition at the Ramon Tahuichi Aguilera stadium in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The gala, which featured music and games, included appearances by special guests Pro Mujer cofounder Lynne Patterson and Stanley Eisenberg,…
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Pro Mujer in Nicaragua Hosts Inaugural Velasco & Patterson Society "Encuentro"

By Josh Cramer-Montes, Director of Communications EN·CUEN·TRO    [En-KWEN-tro] From the verb encontrar 1. m. (reunión) a meeting, encounter: un encuentro entre amigos / a meeting among friends On March 5th and 6th, key Pro Mujer supporters from around the world came together to participate in an inaugural trip for the Velasco & Patterson Society’s…
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Voices from the Field - Reflections on 12 Days in Peru

By Josh Cramer-Montes, Director of Communications Saturday/Sunday – Newark > Lima > Arequipa It’s 7:30 AM on Saturday and I’m in the back of a taxi speeding down the highway towards Lima following an overnight LAN flight. The sky is a hazy gray, a common occurrence as a result of the subtropical desert climate meeting the…
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The Velasco & Patterson Society Kicks Off 1st Annual Campaign with Former Federal Reserve Chairman and Pro Mujer Senior Advisor, Paul A. Volcker

By Joshua Cramer-Montes, Director of Communications, Pro Mujer “I’ve been on a four-year mission to find some financial institution that’s honest and solid and has a clear sense of public mission, and that’s why I found [Pro Mujer].” – Paul A. Volcker On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, The Velasco & Patterson Society kicked off its…
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Expecting microfinance to promote immunizations?

Growing concern of the effectiveness of microfinance seems to be popping up everywhere.  A new empirical study by three economics professors claims microcredit alone is not the panacea for poverty that some hoped it would be. “The fact that some people expected much more from it (and perhaps they are right, may be it will…
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