Voices from the Field

Pro Mujer Celebrates "International Day of the Girl Child"

“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence, and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.” -United Nations Resolution 66/170 By Julie Aguirre Whitted Did you know that in 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 the official “International Day of…
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From Pilot to Reality, Individual Loans Come to Pro Mujer in Mexico

With the support of the MetLife Foundation, Pro Mujer is developing, piloting, and rolling out new financial products that provide low-income women with more flexibility and options. Our new product – the Individual Loan within the Communal Bank (ILCB) – offers women the ability to take out individualized loans for the first time with Pro…
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Tech Innovations in Health : 6 Questions about Pro Mujer’s New Children’s Corners in Bolivia

An interview with Milton Lobo, National Health and Human Development Manager, Pro Mujer Bolivia Tell me about your new Children’s Corners. Our new Children’s Corners are bright and colorful spaces within Pro Mujer centers where low-income women’s children play and learn. Children’s Corners are geared towards kids ages four to ten years old and feature…
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A Member of Pro Mujer’s Junior Committee Shares His Experience

By Wade Prospere, member of the Junior Committe After joining the Junior Committee in March of 2012, several experiences have encouraged my commitment to Pro Mujer’s mission of providing poor women in Latin America with the means to build livelihoods for themselves and futures for their families. Interacting with Pro Mujer staff in both New…
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17 Years Changing The Lives Of Thousands Of Women In Nicaragua

Pro Mujer in Nicaragua is celebrating its 17th anniversary this month after starting operations on July 31st 1996 thanks to the dream of their cofounders, Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco. Today, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua helps almost 53 thousand women throughout the country, and because of their effort and their will to improving their lives,…
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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,…
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Microsoft Shows its Support for Latin American Women By Donating US$2.3 Millon in Software Licenses to Pro Mujer on International Women's Day

To mark International Women’s Day and as part of its responsibilities as a signatory of the United Nations’ Global Compact, Microsoft reaffirmed its commitment to communities, young people and, especially, Latin American women by donating software licenses to Pro Mujer worth an estimated value of US $2.3 million. As a result of this donation, we…
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