Nicaragua

Expecting microfinance to promote immunizations?

Growing concern of the effectiveness of microfinance seems to be popping up everywhere.  A new empirical study by three economics professors claims microcredit alone is not the panacea for poverty that some hoped it would be. “The fact that some people expected much more from it (and perhaps they are right, may be it will…
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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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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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