Nicaragua

Pro Mujer in Nicaragua Brings Together More Than 1,500 Clients in Celebration of Mother’s Day

By Alejandra Narváez, Communications Specialist, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua  “Niño cuando la razón alumbre tu corazón y veas como es debido,           Recuerda con que ilusión, con que delirio y pasión esa madre te ha querido” “My child, when reason illuminates your heart and you see properly,           Remember the abandon and passion with which your mother…
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"I've Survived Cervical Cancer"

In the latest issue of Global Health magazine, Joy Marini, Director of Corporate Contributions for Johnson & Johnson – a Pro Mujer partner since 2009 – blogs about how bundling microfinance with health services can save lives. Business Loan Saves Woman from Cervical Cancer September 20, 2011 “I’ve survived cervical cancer. I am here today because of the impact…
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Nicaragua's New Regulatory Microfinance Law: 5 Questions for Gloria Ruiz, Director of Pro Mujer in Nicaragua

In 2009, the magazine The Economist published a report analyzing the various environments in which microfinance is practiced at an international scale. The aim of the study was to evaluate the development of the industry and allow for comparison among countries.  Each country was assigned a score based on three factors, including the regulatory framework and institutional…
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Wealth and Health: Leveraging Microfinance for Better Health Outcomes

On Monday, June 13th, Pro Mujer’s Director of Health and Human Development Dr. Gabriela Salvador, MD, MPH, served on the “Wealth and Health:  Leveraging Microfinance for Better Health Outcomes” panel at the Global Health Council‘s (GHC) annual conference in Washington, D.C. The event, which also included speakers from Freedom from Hunger and Healthcare International Nigeria, set the…
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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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Voices from the Field: Pablo Salazar, Harvard Business School ’11 and Project Antares Team Member

As a second year MBA student at Harvard Business School (HBS), I was looking for an opportunity to learn about health delivery models that could be applied in Mexico – my home country. I had the fantastic opportunity to get involved with Pro Mujer on a semester-long field study with the objective of helping develop…
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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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