Pro Mujer works in Latin America to help elevate the poorest women out of poverty. Their approach is to provide women not only with small loans to start a business, but also to the confidence and health care support necessary to carry out a successful business. The organization began in 1990 in Bolivia and has since branched out to various other countries, providing over $488 million in small loans to women.
Linked here is a video of the segment broadcast on MSNBC on January 25, highlighting the progress made by Pro Mujer client Florencia Chanca, who not only has a successful business but employs many others, demonstrating the potential of microcredit in creating jobs. To see the segment with Chris Jansing on the Nightly News, click here.