Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Raffle for Institutional Action Plan Submitters, ProMujer!
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 include:
- Small loans, savings and insurance;
- Business and empowerment training;
- Preventive health education; and
- High-quality, low-cost primary healthcare.
We deliver this holistic package of services in an integrated manner through communal banks, peer groups of approximately 20 women who guarantee one another’s loans, and in Pro Mujer centers across the region. With easy and convenient access to vital services in a safe and supportive environment, women gain the financial independence, knowledge and self-esteem they need to become agents of change at home and in their communities.
Founded in Bolivia in 1990, Pro Mujer also operates in Argentina, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru and is headquartered in New York City. 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.