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Pro Mujer in Nicaragua Receives Smart Campaign Certification

We are pleased to share an exciting announcement! Pro Mujer in Nicaragua is officially certified by the Smart Campaign, and is now part of fifty financial institutions to receive this prestigious certification. The Smart Campaign assessed our services for several months and we formally meet every one of their thirty indicators signifying strong consumer protection…
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Pro Mujer Celebrates "International Day of the Girl Child"

“Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence, and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.” -United Nations Resolution 66/170 By Julie Aguirre Whitted Did you know that in 2011, the United Nations declared October 11 the official “International Day of…
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Chronic Diseases in Latin American Are Entirely Preventable Through Behavior Change

The Huffington Post Impact section published and Op-Ed written by our President and CEO Rosario Perez about Pro Mujer’s new and unique health program promoting healthy behavoir among our clients in Latin America. The article is part of a series of Op-Eds produced by the Clinton Global Initiative for its CGI Latin America 2013 summit…
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Pro Mujer and GlaxoSmithKline Celebrate the Power of Women to Transform Generations

By Rebecca Feinberg, Associate Development Manager at Pro Mujer In Argentina, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) joined Pro Mujer to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Rigoberta Menchu Center in the San Francisco neighborhood in Salta. What had formerly been a cramped and ageing space had just gotten a facelift: the center was now doubled in size and…
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17 Years Changing The Lives Of Thousands Of Women In Nicaragua

Pro Mujer in Nicaragua is celebrating its 17th anniversary this month after starting operations on July 31st 1996 thanks to the dream of their cofounders, Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco. Today, Pro Mujer in Nicaragua helps almost 53 thousand women throughout the country, and because of their effort and their will to improving their lives,…
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Breakthrough in Bolivia: From Detection to Treatment of Precancerous Cervical Lesions

Pro Mujer began offering routine Pap smears when it first opened its health clinic in El Alto, Bolivia, 15 years ago. Now, thanks to obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Victor Conde and Pro Mujer’s preventive health campaign coordinator Gaby Quispe, our El Alto facility is pioneering the use of a test that allows immediate on-site detection of precancerous…
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Flunked?

By Gaby Vargas Pablo, who is in 5th grade, asked his school for permission to take two exams in advance because he would be traveling with us to New York City for four days. “Gordo, if you want I can help you study”, I offered enthusiastically while savoring in advance those days together with my…
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Congratulations To The First Pro Mujer Class of 2013!

By Yesenia Diaz, Communications Coordinator, Pro Mujer in Mexico Over the past five years, Pro Mujer in Mexico has offered free computer training to our clients and their families as part of the financial, health and human development services we provide. This computer course helps clients grow their businesses, and includes a suite of courses,…
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Pro Mujer in Bolivia Partners With the German Agency for Technical Cooperation To Combat Violence Against Women

On February 28, Pro Mujer in Bolivia’s General Manager, Gonzalo Alaiza, signed a letter of agreement with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ). The agreement establishes a joint work plan to combat violence against women, which affects our clients and many women in Bolivia. The goal of the plan is to raise awareness among…
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