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Pro Mujer

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Community Clinics, Economic Development, Health, International, International Development, International Economic Development, Microfinance, Women, Womens Rights

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

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The entire Pro Mujer organization - Board and staff - are commited to working together to help women become agents of change at home and in their communities. We use a multidimensional approach providing clients with small loans, business and empowerment training, and low cost primary health care. We hold ourselves to a very high standard, and believe that we are one of the most efficient and impactful organization in addressing the problems of women living in extreme poverty.