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Addressing the Digital Gender Gap in Latin America: International Day of the Girl Child 2021

Pro Mujer is honored to stand with women and girls to commemorate this year’s International Day of the Girl Child 2021 and drive digital transformation through programs across Latin America. Although the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of digital platforms all over the world, it also highlighted a significant digital divide – approximately 250 billion…
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Increasing Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Argentina

In Argentina, Pro Mujer is working with the Ministry of Health to vaccinate patients against COVID-19. At first, Miguel Colque, Daniela Salas and Rosa Salas, three patients of the Pro Mujer health center in Salta, Argentina, were hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19. They had heard a lot of competing opinions about the vaccines and…
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Pro Mujer Receives Training and Support from Johnson & Johnson and Phomenta to Design Solutions to Pressing Challenges and Encourage Innovation

In an effort to improve the services available to women in Argentina, Pro Mujer recently participated in the Social Acceleration Marathon hosted by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Phomenta, a social enterprise and nongovernmental organization (NGO) accelerator. Over the course of seven weeks, 12 organizations, including Pro Mujer, received personalized support and assistance from a…
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Pro Mujer’s Community Health Workers Support COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in Bolivia

More than 115 Pro Mujer community health workers offer health screenings for attendees at mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. To help support the well-being of people in Bolivia, Pro Mujer’s community health workers are offering health screenings at local COVID-19 vaccination sites, including weight and height measurements, body mass index (BMI) calculation, diabetes risk tests, blood…
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Using Financial Inclusion to Expand Access to Education in Latin America

In Bolivia, Pro Mujer has expanded its financial services portfolio to offer more women access to higher education. Pro Mujer Bolivia recently launched a new product to increase the accessibility of higher education in Bolivia and help women accomplish their dreams. Through a personal loan and support from a network of employers, women in Bolivia…
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A Statement of Solidarity with Communities in Afghanistan, Including Women and Girls

Pro Mujer stands in solidarity with communities in Afghanistan, including women and girls, as the Taliban takes control of the country. As an organization dedicated to empowering women, we are appalled by the injustices and inequality that Afghan women and girls experienced under the Taliban over 20 years ago, including barriers to education and employment.…
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PRO MUJER JOINS THE COUNCIL FOR INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM

Pro Mujer’s CEO, Maria Cavalcanti, has joined the Council for Inclusive Capitalism as a Steward to announce measurable actions Pro Mujer is taking to create a more inclusive economy and drive prosperity in Latin America. New York – Pro Mujer announced on August 11, 2021, that its President and CEO, Maria Cavalcanti, has joined the…
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Serving the missing middle with a Gender Lens

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are significant job creators in Latin American economies, representing almost 60% of formal employment in the region. However, SMEs are significantly less productive than large companies, representing only 25% of the value produced in the region, and not all SMEs are created equal—some will stay small and less productive,…
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Achieving Autonomy Through Entrepreneurship

This is the story of Karla González, a Mexican entrepreneur and Pro Mujer client who used her entrepreneurial skills to accomplish her dreams and support both herself and her community. When she was 15 years old, Karla had to drop out of school and look for work to help support her family, eventually getting a…
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Pro Mujer Ranked Among Institutions with the Highest Portfolio Quality 

With  more  than  40,000  clients  spread  across  six  departments  in Nicaragua, Pro Mujer ranked highly on the list of microfinance institutions active in Central America and the Dominican Republic published by the Central American and Caribbean Microfinance Network.  Nedesna Yunieth, 38, is the president of  Renacer, a community group in Chinandega, Nicaragua organized by shopkeepers who…
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