Success Stories

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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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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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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Celebrate Women Leaders

March 8th 2010 is International Women’s Day.  Inspired by New York City garment workers’ demand for better working conditions, International Women’s Day is now a time to  celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Unifem, UNESCO, and other organizations will be hosting events all over the world to celebrate…
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Say NO - UNiTE against violence

“I left my home with the man that is now my husband when I was 14-years-old. I thought I was going to have a better life, but it didn’t turn out that way. I dedicated myself to maintaining our home while my husband worked. According to him, the woman’s role is to take care of…
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Mother, Leader, & Entrepreneur

At the age of 15, Linda Flores became a mother. She began making tortillas by hand and selling them to earn money to care for her child. Linda worked seven days a week, waking up at 4 a.m. and laboring all day at the stove top to make 500 tortillas a day. She and her…
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