Nicaragua

Maria Alejandra Rodriguez

When Maria Alejandra came to Pro Mujer, she was struggling to make ends meet and unaware that a serious illness was threatening her health.  Today, thanks to Pro Mujer, she is the owner of a hardware store chain and a proud cancer survivor.
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Dina Lopez

If she had to describe Pro Mujer in one word, Dina Lopez’s choice would be “transformation.” The mother of one is the proud Pro Mujer manager of the Masaya region in Nicaragua, where she served almost 15,000 women in 2015. But Dina’s future didn’t always look this bright. As a young girl, a disposable plastic…
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Pro Mujer in Nicaragua Receives Smart Campaign Certification

We are pleased to share an exciting announcement! Pro Mujer in Nicaragua is officially certified by the Smart Campaign, and is now part of fifty financial institutions to receive this prestigious certification. The Smart Campaign assessed our services for several months and we formally meet every one of their thirty indicators signifying strong consumer protection…
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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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Women Leaders And The Chain Reaction

By Rosario Perez, President & Chief Executive Officer Think about a time when you were presented with an opportunity that seemed both exciting and incredibly terrifying. This could be something like starting a new career, moving away from family or even quitting a bad habit. You didn’t believe that you were up to the challenge,…
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17 Years Changing The Lives Of Thousands Of Women In Nicaragua

Pro Mujer in Nicaragua is celebrating its 17th anniversary this month after starting operations on July 31st 1996 thanks to the dream of their cofounders, Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco. Today, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua helps almost 53 thousand women throughout the country, and because of their effort and their will to improving their lives,…
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Pro Mujer Recognized as a 2012 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards Finalist

On December 5th, the Financial Times and Citi held their inaugural Ingenuity Awards in NYC. This year’s theme, “Urban Ideas in Action,” recognized individuals and organizations that have developed innovative solutions to urban challenges in the fields of education, healthcare, energy and infrastructure. Submissions were received from 41 countries and Pro Mujer was recognized as…
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Pro Mujer and GlaxoSmithKline Join Forces to Reach 87,000 Nicaraguan Women

By Alejandra Narvaez – Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua “I had never had a Pap smear before, but our credit officer always insisted that all of the women from my communal bank have the exam regularly,” explained María Alejandra Rodríguez, a Pro Mujer client from Nicaragua. “Two years ago I finally had one, and…
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