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Women's Empowerment, Arab Style
Could Arab businesswomen shatter Western stereotypes of what it means to be empowered? For many, "Arab women" conjures up images of women cloaked in long, covering garments, restricted in their movements and constrained in their freedoms...
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More Than Microfinance
In economics, people frequently use terms such as "micro" or "macro." Nowadays, "micro" is generally associated with microcredit or microfinance, two terms that have become synonymous with the popular practice of giving small loans to people--most often women--to start small businesses and make money for themselves and their families...
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Pro Mujer: A Holistic Approach
Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco founded Pro Mujer, a not-for-profit women's development and microfinance organization, two decades ago in Bolivia. Since then, Pro Mujer has worked to improve the lives of poor women and their families throughout five countries in Latin America, distributing US$689 million in microloans...
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