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Review for Pro Mujer , New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

i have been involved with Pro Mujer for several years now as a very vocal supporter and donor. three years ago i had the opportunity to see first hand how they work with women in latin america. i went on a Pro Mujer field trip to Peru. what truly impressed me about this "microfinance" organization is what they do for their clients' health. they very early realized that the women in this communities was the primary earner in most of the families, and without healthcare, if they became ill there would be no bread on the table. however, like everything else at Pro Mujer, the healthcare services are not free, they believe that the women should pay for what they receive. in many of their offices the first thing you see when you enter is the health clinic and not the banking side of the operation. they have documented statistics of how they have reduced breast and uterine cancer with their customers versus other community members. by dedicating their financial and health services to women they have an astounding success rate in loan payback and improved healthcare. what a truly fantastic organization. i am proud to be a very small contributor to this group.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the concern for womens' health issues, not just monetary.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, dedicated and loving.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

almost double what they are doing.

Ways to make it better...

i had learned about them earlier.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

sustainable growth

One thing I'd also say is that...

u have to get to know these people, and their clients.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & I visited some of their sites in Peru.