Pro Mujer

Rating: 4.73 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Health, International, Women, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 253 West 35th Street 11th Floor South New York NY 10001 USA

Mission: Pro Mujer is a leading development organization that provides women in Latin America with financial, health and human development services that are typically out of reach, but essential to breaking the cycle of poverty. These services help empower women to gain the financial independence, knowledge and self-esteem they need to become agents of change at home and in their communities. Our integrated package of services includes: • Small loans, savings and insurance • Business and empowerment training • Preventive health education • High-quality, low-cost primary healthcare
Results: Over the past 22 years, Pro Mujer has disbursed more than US$1 billion in small loans and reached more than 1.6 million women and their 6.4 million children and family members. At the close of 1Q2012, Pro Mujer managed a loan portfolio of $101,338,000 and served more than 261,832 clients in 178 centers supported by 1,755 employees.
Target demographics: Women from impoverished communities in Latin America who: • are between the ages of 18 and 45 • have on average 4 children • are heads or de facto heads of household • work in the informal sector • have limited or no access to health services
Geographic areas served: Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

By now, everyone knows that women are the foundation of successful micro economies (family, home, community). Pro Mujer puts this truth at the center of its programs. Working in Latin America, it provides 250,000 low-income women with business training, small loans and preventative health care, thus helping women with virtually no resources to upgrade their income and their well-being and the well-being of their children.
This is Pro Mujer’s mission - to provide the supports that enable women to transform their lives by their own work and diligence. It has pursued this mission with discipline, skill, compassion, and transparency for 22 years, making it one of the most profoundly proven women-focused sustainable development organizations in Latin America.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a current donor and former board member of Pro Mujer. I am also an industry expert, and served for over 13 years as director of an association of microfinance organizations. I became committed to Pro Mujer because the organization's focus on poverty alleviation through its focus on women is compelling. It has never lost sight of that goal in the pursuit of profit, and it has conscientiously worked to track its performance and increase its effectiveness year after year. The staff are committed, the board provides strong oversight and expertise to the institution, and its founders remain keepers of the vision for all engaged in the endeavor. I have heard its clients speak eloquently of the profound transformative effects that they've experienced through their participation in the program, and I've seen the economic effects in their households.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pro Mujer does excellent work. I worked with them on a project to develop more flexible lending products for their clients. However they go far beyond that also providing short trainings, and also basic health services. Most importantly for many of the members they form a community of support among the women.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first encountered about Pro Mujer while searching for an assigned school report about global woman leaders who are creating positive change for other women. Pro Mujer truly captured my full attention and interest when finding out that this organization assists and provides poor Latin American women with the opportunity to develop leadership skills, a healthy well-being and of course business opportunity. There is such an amazing connection and respect that I have for this organization, I personally come from a Bolivian background and understand just how difficult it is in all Latin American countries for all women. I was born in the United States and hold my culture and roots with such pride! Pro Mujer has created such an empowering and positive effective change for all Latin American women. I as a women feel great honor in knowing that women are working hard within these sectors by transforming other women's lives for better.

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

ProMujer is a wonderful organization, providing unique support to women in Latin America by truly passionate people.

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Life-changing

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2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

Compared to similar NGO's in the field I have found that Pro Mujer distinguishes itself by being a very effectively run organisation with a great heart for the people part of their network. Pro Mujer are life changers, their grassroots impact is very tangible. You just have to listen and talk to the women in the communal banks to realise that a more hopeful world opened up to them once they were part of the group. The future is bright and "red" when the Pro Mujeres are around, that's what I have learned.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are priviliged to support the mission and commitment of Pro Mujer to the women of Latin America. Our small loan gives us an opportunity to be a part of an organization that believes in women and helps them to be successful entrpreneurs, break down barriers and become self-sustaining.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have watched the influence of Pro Mujer grow substantially over the years. I have visited all the countries where they are based and recognize how vitally important their work is. In addition to the modest loans they make to individual women they go the extra mile, offering classes in health care, internet access, child care, and business. Their work has transformed lives and will continue to bless each generation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pro Mujer is a great organization that really empowers women. I really hope they get bigger and expand to more countries.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Promujer is an amazing organization whose main purpose is to serve their clients in the best possible way. They have 100 health clinics, they have daycare centers, computer and internet services to name a few. I dont know any other to provide such a complete package to women entreprenuers.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2012

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