Nicaragua

Pro Mujer and GlaxoSmithKline Join Forces to Reach 87,000 Nicaraguan Women

By Alejandra Narvaez – Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua “I had never had a Pap smear before, but our credit officer always insisted that all of the women from my communal bank have the exam regularly,” explained María Alejandra Rodríguez, a Pro Mujer client from Nicaragua. “Two years ago I finally had one, and…
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In Chinandega, Nicaragua, the San Cristóbal Volcano Returns to a State of Calm

By Alejandra Narváez, Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua Sayda is a slender, 32-year-old mother of three from Chinandega, Nicaragua. She, her husband and their three daughters are the caretakers of the Las Uvitas farm, which perches approximately 1,968 feet up the flank of the gigantic San Cristóbal Volcano. At more than 5,725 feet above…
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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…
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Empowering Women in New Regions of Nicaragua, Pro Mujer Reaches Somotillo, Chinandega

By Alejandra Narvaez, Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua Pro Mujer recently opened a new center in Somotillo, a small rural town of about 30,000 in the department of Chinandega. Over the last 40 years, this largely agricultural region bordering Honduras, has been host to the development of a number of small businesses, a great number of which…
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Investing in Women’s Health: Pro Mujer Launches Phase II of its Health Pilot in Nicaragua

By Alejandra Narvaez, Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua In an effort to expand the depth and breadth of its health services, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua launched the 2nd phase of its Health Pilot, which will provide primary care and other specialized services to clients on a voluntary basis, while maintaining a focus on prevention. In…
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Pro Mujer and Citibank Nicaragua Join Forces to Launch “Help Us Help Others” Program

By Alejandra Narvaez, Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua During the month-long festivities celebrating mothers, Pro Mujer partnered with Citibank Nicaragua to launch the innovative program “Help Us Help Others,” an initiative of the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Citibank Nicaragua. Pro Mujer is one of three other participating organizations – Aldeas Infantiles SOS, AMA…
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Pro Mujer in Nicaragua Hosts Inaugural Velasco & Patterson Society "Encuentro"

By Josh Cramer-Montes, Director of Communications EN·CUEN·TRO    [En-KWEN-tro] From the verb encontrar 1. m. (reunión) a meeting, encounter: un encuentro entre amigos / a meeting among friends On March 5th and 6th, key Pro Mujer supporters from around the world came together to participate in an inaugural trip for the Velasco & Patterson Society’s…
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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…
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