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Pro Mujer Inaugurates Its 71st Health Clinic in Bolivia

By Gustavo Trigo, Head of Marketing and Communications for Pro Mujer in Bolivia with contributions by Adriana Villaseñor, Communications Manager, Pro Mujer International Thanks to a generous donation on behalf of the German government by Ambassador Phillip Schauer, on October 8th Pro Mujer in Bolivia (PMB) opened a new health clinic in its San Borja center…
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Pro Mujer Examines the Hurdles Faced by Indigenous Women in Bolivia in ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America

Gonzalo Alaiza, Country Director of Pro Mujer in Bolivia, examines the many hurdles faced by indigenous women who make up a disproportionate share of the country’s poor and lack easy and affordable access to its health system. “Development with a Woman’s Touch,” is an article that is part of a special Fall edition of ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America focusing on…
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GlaxoSmithKline and Pro Mujer: Making a Difference One Volunteer at a Time

By Kerry Murphy, Field Sales Supervisor and PULSE Volunteer (June – December 2010) When I first heard Andrew Witty, the CEO of GSK, speak of the GSK PULSE initiative, I knew I wanted to participate. The initiative, which was launched in 2009, empowers employees to make a sustainable difference for communities and patients in need by giving them an opportunity to use…
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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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Support in the Face of Disaster

By Gonzalo Alaiza, Country Director, Pro Mujer Bolivia On Saturday, February 26th, 2011, sudden seismic activity triggered a “mega-mudslide” that devastated more than 345 acres in the eastern part of Bolivia’s capital, La Paz. While no casualties were reported, more than 6,000 people were affected and approximately 1,700 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed.…
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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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Investing in Girls and Women

Pro Mujer was featured on stage at the opening of the fifth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Introducing this year’s focus on investing in girls and women, President Clinton noted, “Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, and produce 50 percent of the food, yet earn only 10 percent of the…
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