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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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Pro Mujer hosts the first Gender-lens Investing Forum in Latin America

As part of the Latin American Impact Investing Forum (FLII), the first GLI forum Latam will take place on February 18th in Merica, Yucatan. International speakers, investors, key agents, entrepreneurs and experts on the impact ecosystem will participate at this forum to generate a conversation that seeks to advance gender equality through impact and social investments.…
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PRO MUJER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM CFO

New York, NY (January 15, 2020) – Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise and pioneer in women’s empowerment in Latin America, announced today the appointment of Rolando Schmidt as Pro Mujer’s Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis. Also announced is the departure of Camilo Mendez, who formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and will remain close…
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Pro Mujer Names Marisol Fernandez Global Financial Services Director

Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise, announced today the appointment of Marisol Fernandez as Global Financial Services Director, leading the organization’s business line, leveraging fintech and helping drive digital transformation to propel the organization’s continued expansion throughout Latin America. New York, NY (January 03, 2020) — Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise and pioneer in…
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PRO MUJER ARGENTINA AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON JOIN FORCES TO TACKLE THE TABOOS OF MENSTRUATION: PROVIDING MENSTRUAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND COUSELING TO 16,000 WOMEN AND GIRLS IN ARGENTINA

By Lisa Autz. Every day, more than 800 million girls and women between 15 and 49 years old are menstruating, yet 500 million lack adequate access to resources and facilities for menstrual hygiene management (MHM) globally. In Latin America, women typically express feelings of fear, shame, discomfort, etc. in relation to their menstrual cycle.1 Many…
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