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The Pandemic Will Not Deter Us

How Pro Mujer is adapting to help women be resilient and stay healthy. This article was originally published by the Center for Financial Inclusion COVID-19 impacts every one of us, transforming economies, healthcare and education. Our communities are forever changed, and it’s up to world leaders, organizations, governments and businesses to act quickly to help…
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What is Gender Lens Investing and how does it impact women-led businesses?

The growing practice of gender lens investing has been proving that investment can be a powerful tool for promoting gender equality. Gender lens investing is simply the process of incorporating a gender analysis when making investments to ensure that capital not only generates financial returns but helps drive positive outcomes for women. Using capital as…
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PRO MUJER ANNOUNCES ROLANDO SCHMIDT AS CFO

New York, NY (March 26, 2020) – Pro Mujer announced today that Rolando Schmidt, previously appointed interim CFO, has assumed the role of permanent CFO of Pro Mujer Group, a consortium of financial and non-profit organizations delivering financial, health and education services to low-income women across the Latin American region. With over 30 years of professional experience, Rolando brings an ample trajectory leading the financial…
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One test that can save your life: Veronica's story

Cervical cancer prevention is an essential part of sexual and reproductive health care for women. Through Pro Mujer’s health services, Veronica was able to receive a critical screening and intervention. In 2008, Pro Mujer expanded its presence in northwest Argentina, opening four Service Centers in Tucuman and Salta, focusing on some of Argentina’s most marginalized…
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5 HEALTH TIPS FROM THE PRO MUJER HEALTH TEAM AMIDST THE CONORAVIRUS PANDEMIC

As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, Pro Mujer is closely monitoring  official recommendations, new information and resources to help our community cope with the current crisis.  As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, we are learning more about its impact on our bodies, our emotional well-being and our economies. In these difficult times,…
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RINGING THE BELL FOR GENDER EQUITY

On March 12, Pro Mujer’s Chief Operating Officer, Carmen Correa, participated at the Ring the Bell event held in the Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo (Montevideo’s Stock Exchange). Uruguay’s vice president along with first lady, and representatives of the European Union, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and UN Women also attended the event. The goal of…
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PRO MUJER APPOINTS CARMEN CORREA AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

New York, NY (February 24, 2020) Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise in Latin America, announced today the appointment of Carmen Correa as Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Correa brings to the role more than thirty years of experience in business operational management, strategic planning and program execution with a focus on sustainable development and the…
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An Early Detection Saved Karla’s Life

Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths among women in Latin America. An early detection can save your life. Pro Mujer provided 146,676 breast cancer tests between 2018 and 2019. Karla Ortiz is a breast cancer survivor. She is one of the many brave women we want to highlight as we celebrate our…
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Mariah Acosta

Mariah Araceli Acosta learned about Pro Mujer in 2009 when her family was in a difficult economic situation. Her father had lost his retirement benefits – his only source of income – and her mother was struggling to save her small business. Mariah used her first loan to buy merchandise for her mother’s store. They…
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