Voices from the Field

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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A Lesson From the Field: 12 Months in Bolivia

I arrived in La Paz approximately seven and a half months ago, eager to start my fellowship with Pro Mujer in Bolivia. I had been looking for an experience that spanned both the microfinance and health sectors, and Pro Mujer fit that profile perfectly. I was ready to learn all about the organization and its…
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I Am a Woman Leader

Born in Larreynaga, Malpaisillo, Teresa Centeno is a licensed nurse and health educator at Pro Mujer.  With over five years working at Pro Mujer in Nicaragua, Teresa is no stranger to the excitement and challenges of being a health educator; Teresa shares her story in her own words. Growing up, I always knew that Pro…
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Ana Garcia: this is my story

Ana Garcia is a 35-year-old mother of two, a fish vendor and a Pro Mujer client. Ana will journey to New York to share her experiences at our 2009 Benefit on October 29th. This is Ana’s story: My name is Ana Luz Garcia. I was born in Poneloya, a small coastal town in León, in…
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