Success Stories

Pro Mujer Mexico Celebrates Client Leadership with Workshops, Health Screenings and…Zumba!

Graciela Cortez Ordoñez faced many of the challenges shared by low-income women across Latin America—economic uncertainty, domestic strife and a sense of isolation. Graciela shared these experiences with a group of 300 of her peers during Pro Mujer’s annual Día de la Socia Líder (Client Leadership Day), which honors women who are Pro Mujer clients…
Read More

Congratulations To The First Pro Mujer Class of 2013!

By Yesenia Diaz, Communications Coordinator, Pro Mujer in Mexico Over the past five years, Pro Mujer in Mexico has offered free computer training to our clients and their families as part of the financial, health and human development services we provide. This computer course helps clients grow their businesses, and includes a suite of courses,…
Read More

Pro Mujer Celebrates the Completion of its Clinton Global Initiative Commitment with New “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” Video

As we first reported on our blog at the end of September, Pro Mujer surpassed its 2009-2013 CGI “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” Commitment to reach 350,000 – one year ahead of schedule. In recognition of this achievement, the folks at CGI asked us to create a video showcasing our Commitment in action. The following…
Read More

How $28 Dollars Can Change a Woman's Life

By Alejandra Naravez, Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua “Beans, cheese, hot tortillas!” María Vidalia Blanco, a street food vendor from Reparto Venceremos, one of León’s poorest neighborhoods, repeats this phrase over and over each day. Before she joined Pro Mujer four years ago, María could not afford medical insurance with the earnings from her…
Read More

Profiles in Courage: Elsa Soza, Expansion Specialist for Pro Mujer in Nicaragua

As told by Elsa Adriana Soza Rodriguez NOTE – the following testimony was told to members of Pro Mujer’s Velasco & Patterson Society during its inaugural, in-country  Encuentro or visit held on March 5th and 6th in Nicaragua. *** “My name is Elsa Adriana Soza Rodriguez. I was born in Chinandega, Nicaragua, from a family…
Read More

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…
Read More