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Pro Mujer Co-Founder Carmen Velasco Selected as a 2012 World of Difference Award Recipient by the International Alliance for Women

By Ariel Slaton, Communications and Development Associate Every year, The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) World of Difference 100 Awards recognizes extraordinary women and men from around the world – leaders of communities, organizations, corporations, regions or countries – who have taken action to support the economic empowerment of women. We are pleased to announce…
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Philanthropedia Ranks Pro Mujer 4th on its List of Ranked Nonprofits: International Microfinance 2012

We have some excellent news to share with you! Philanthropedia, an online resource for donors and a division of Guidestar, a nonprofit evaluator, recently came out with the results of its 2012 survey of the top, high-impact nonprofits working in the field of international microfinance. Pro Mujer was ranked 4th in a field of 119…
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Susan Hannah Appointed Chief Development and Communications Officer

Susan Hannah has just been named Pro Mujer’s Chief Development and Communications Officer! Reporting to our President and CEO Rosario Pérez, Susan will be responsible for ensuring the strategic alignment of the organization’s Communications and Development departments. In addition, she will develop, implement and significantly build our major gifts program and serve on the Board…
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Pro Mujer Selected as 1 of 29 International Organizations to Become Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information

Just last week, Pro Mujer was informed that we have been approved to become 1 of 29 United Nations Department of Public Information-affiliated NGOs (UN DPI/NGO). UNDPI partners with NGOs to facilitate the exchange of information and develop partnerships with civil society advocates who play an active role in promoting peace, democracy, development and human rights. As…
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Pro Mujer and the Microfinance CEO Working Releases Road Map for a More Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance Industry

The Microfinance CEO Working Group, which includes the CEOs of pioneering microfinance organizations ACCION, FINCA, Freedom from Hunger, Grameen Foundation USA, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking, have just released the “Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance.” This document outlines the Working Group members’ vision…
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The Velasco & Patterson Society Kicks Off 1st Annual Campaign with Former Federal Reserve Chairman and Pro Mujer Senior Advisor, Paul A. Volcker

By Joshua Cramer-Montes, Director of Communications, Pro Mujer “I’ve been on a four-year mission to find some financial institution that’s honest and solid and has a clear sense of public mission, and that’s why I found [Pro Mujer].” – Paul A. Volcker On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, The Velasco & Patterson Society kicked off its…
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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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Pro Mujer Receives "Honorable Mention" as Part of the IDB's Juscelino Kubitschek Prize

Great news! The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has recognized Pro Mujer with an “Honorable Mention” in the “Economics and Finance” category for the excellent work the organization has performed in combating poverty and empowering women as part of this year’s Juscelino Kubitschek Prize. The Prize recognizes those institutions that have made a significant, outstanding contribution to the economic and…
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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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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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