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What Do Pro Mujer, Salma Hayek Pinault, V-Day, Redbook and “Puss in Boots 3D” All Have in Common?

By Joshua Cramer-Montes, Director of Communications The stars were out at last night’s exclusive advanced screening of “Puss in Boots 3D” hosted by Redbook magazine and Mexican actress, director and humanitarian Salma Hayek Pinault. The event, which was held at the stunning Hearst Tower in New York City, included a cocktail reception and a silent auction of – you guessed it…
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Meet Luisa, a Pro Mujer Client from Mexico and Banamex's 2010 "Microentrepreneur of the Year"

Luisa is a 33-year old mother of two young children from Ixmilquilpan, Mexico. It is a region known for its rich indigenous community where artisans create products using ixtle, a fiber from the maguey plant. Intermediaries typically purchase these products at low prices and then resell them for a higher price – leaving those that…
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Pro Mujer in Nicaragua Brings Together More Than 1,500 Clients in Celebration of Mother’s Day

By Alejandra Narváez, Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua  “Niño cuando la razón alumbre tu corazón y veas como es debido,           Recuerda con que ilusión, con que delirio y pasión esa madre te ha querido” “My child, when reason illuminates your heart and you see properly,           Remember the abandon and passion with which your mother…
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El Tribuno Newspaper Features Pro Mujer's Work in Argentina

José Morales Mauri, Country Director for Pro Mujer in Argentina, discusses with El Tribuno how Pro Mujer’s hollistic approach serves women’s entrepreneurial needs beyond the microcredits. The article highlights how Pro Mujer leverages the microcredit infrastructure to provide women with business training and preventive healthcare education. Read article >>
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Addressing Chronic Disease in Latin America: Pro Mujer's Health Pilot Program One Year Later

By Jana Smith, Project Manager, Health and Human Development Services with contributions by Dr. Gabriela Salvador, MD, MPH, Director of Health & Human Development BLOG UPDATE (NOVEMBER 8, 2011) – To listen to Dr. Salvador talk about how Pro Mujer is addressing chronic diseases in Latin America, click here to listen to her on an EarthSky.org podcast.…
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"I've Survived Cervical Cancer"

In the latest issue of Global Health magazine, Joy Marini, Director of Corporate Contributions for Johnson & Johnson – a Pro Mujer partner since 2009 – blogs about how bundling microfinance with health services can save lives. Business Loan Saves Woman from Cervical Cancer September 20, 2011 “I’ve survived cervical cancer. I am here today because of the impact…
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Pro Mujer Examines the Hurdles Faced by Indigenous Women in Bolivia in ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America

Gonzalo Alaiza, Country Director of Pro Mujer in Bolivia, examines the many hurdles faced by indigenous women who make up a disproportionate share of the country’s poor and lack easy and affordable access to its health system. “Development with a Woman’s Touch,” is an article that is part of a special Fall edition of ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America focusing on…
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Come Celebrate with Us at Our 2011 "Giving Women Credit" Benefit!

Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing and celebration at our annual “Giving Women Credit” Benefit to be held at Cipriani 42nd Street on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in New York City. This year’s event will honor two outstanding individuals who embody the spirit of our organization – Kathleen Corbet, Founder & Principal of…
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A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Cardiovascular Disease

By Dr. Osvaldo Sosa, Health and Human Development Manager, Pro Mujer in Argentina (PMA) In mid-May, we launched a four-month long campaign with the aim of developing a better understanding of the health-related challenges our clients face and providing screenings for cardiovascular diseases. The goal of this campaign, which was implemented in our 15 community…
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