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Wealth and Health: Leveraging Microfinance for Better Health Outcomes

On Monday, June 13th, Pro Mujer’s Director of Health and Human Development Dr. Gabriela Salvador, MD, MPH, served on the “Wealth and Health:  Leveraging Microfinance for Better Health Outcomes” panel at the Global Health Council‘s (GHC) annual conference in Washington, D.C. The event, which also included speakers from Freedom from Hunger and Healthcare International Nigeria, set the…
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Pro Mujer in Mexico Celebrates Client Appreciation Day

By Gail Landis, Chair, Pro Mujer Board of Directors Last month we held our regular quarterly Board meeting in Mexico City. About 10 years ago, we began the tradition of holding an annual meeting in the field. This gives us the opportunity to meet our local management teams and visit our operations and clients. During my…
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Making Dream Homes a Beautiful Reality: Meet Maria Concepción, a Micro-Entrepreneur from Nicaragua

By Yolanda Bravo, Marketing and Communications Manager for Pro Mujer in Nicaragua As a non-profit, women’s development and microfinance organization, one of our many goals is to help our clients achieve a better quality of life whether it be through access to financial services, or through education, training or health care. To advance this goal, Pro…
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Rosario Pérez, Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco to Appear at the 15th Annual Global Microcredit Summit

Pro Mujer’s CEO Rosario Pérez and Co-Founders and Co-Directors Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco will join microfinance leaders from around the world for the 15th Annual Global Microcredit Summit to be held in Valladolid, Spain on November 14-17th. More than 2,000 delegates from around the world including Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain, Nobel Peace Prize…
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Carmen Velasco Appears on CNN en Español

In this latest edition of CNN en Español’s “GloboEconomia,” Co-Founder and Director Carmen Velasco speaks about client over indebtedness, profit vs. nonprofit microfinance and how Pro Mujer stands out in a crowded industry.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tObrAH1236A] In Spanish with English subtitles. (If subtitles, do not appear, please click on “CC” on the bottom right of the video)
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Meet Janeth, a Micro-Entrepreneur from Bolivia

In impoverished communities throughout Latin America, women often have limited or no access to vital services such as finance, training and health care, yet they aspire to a better life for themselves and their families. Meet Janeth, a 38-year old mother of three children and a micro-entrepreneur from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. [wpvideo KQJ4k8Id] Before joining Pro…
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Envisioning a Future Without Poverty or Hunger

On Saturday, April 9th, the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) co-presented its third annual, “Envision:  Addressing Global Issues Through Documentaries” forum. The event, which was held at The TimesCenter in New York City, brought together key leaders from the international filmmaking and development communities as well as…
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Voices from the Field: Pablo Salazar, Harvard Business School ’11 and Project Antares Team Member

As a second year MBA student at Harvard Business School (HBS), I was looking for an opportunity to learn about health delivery models that could be applied in Mexico – my home country. I had the fantastic opportunity to get involved with Pro Mujer on a semester-long field study with the objective of helping develop…
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