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An Evening of Song and Celebration: 20 Years of Empowering Women in Latin America

Last night, people from all walks of life – longtime friends and supporters, past and present leadership, Board members and staff – joined Pro Mujer in commemorating its 20th anniversary in honor of two visionary women, Co-Founders Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco. The sold-out concert featured dynamic Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra and the Philharmonic…
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Pro Mujer in Peru Celebrates International Women's Day with Multi-City Health Campaign

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Pro Mujer in Peru organized a series of marches in the cities of Puno, Juliaca, Ilo and Moquegua. Nearly 600 Pro Mujer clients, their children, friends and family members joined in the marches to celebrate women’s achievements and promote the importance of their health and healthy lifestyles. At the end of the…
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Support in the Face of Disaster

By Gonzalo Alaiza, Country Director, Pro Mujer Bolivia On Saturday, February 26th, 2011, sudden seismic activity triggered a “mega-mudslide” that devastated more than 345 acres in the eastern part of Bolivia’s capital, La Paz. While no casualties were reported, more than 6,000 people were affected and approximately 1,700 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed.…
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Pro Mujer in Argentina Partners with Walmart

Pro Mujer in Argentina (PMA) was one of six international organizations who benefited from a commitment by Walmart to provide more than $2.5 million to empower women in Latin America. As part of the agreement, Walmart is providing PMA with a $300,000 grant that will allow it to expand its footprint into two new regions…
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7 New Yorkers, 4 Days in Nicaragua, 1 Amazing Experience

While we knew it was going to be a short trip, seven members from the Pro Mujer Junior Committee (PMJC) were eager to leave the comfort of our offices in New York City and travel 6,000 miles across the Gulf of Mexico. Though most of us had been volunteering with the PMJC for over a…
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These Are The Strong

On a recent trip to visit Pro Mujer in Nicaragua, I met the clients below. As a photographer, I captured the reality of these women (and men) through raw images. The clients we met fight and yearn with tenacity unrivaled. They are the powerful that lift themselves out of a life that they have been…
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A Lemonade Stand for Microloans

Second grader Emma and younger sister Alexa, had a lemonade stand together in New York City in 2007. But unlike your normal lemonade stand where proceeds may go to a new toy or candy, Emma and Alexa were raising money for poor women in Latin America through Pro Mujer. Hear an account of their experience…
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A Mother's Lasting Gift

Twenty years ago, Teresa Estrada got a loan from Pro Mujer. Today, her daughter, Maria Centeno, is a nurse, teaching Pro Mujer clients how to prevent disease and delivering primary healthcare at one of Pro Mujer’s clinics in Nicaragua. Teresa’s investment in her family truly improved life for the next generation. An abusive husband and a life…
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