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Taking a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence in Latin America

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Pro Mujer strengthens its commitment to eliminating gender-based violence in Latin America to ensure that every person can live with dignity and in a safe environment.  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin America had some of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world, with six countries in the region…
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Providing Gender Mainstreaming Mentorship Training to Increase Inclusion within Companies

In partnership with Women Forward International, Pro Mujer created a specialized 90-minute gender training for mentors to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality and the most significant gaps that women entrepreneurs face throughout the business development and investment process. Women entrepreneurs in Latin America continue to face challenges when accessing capital to start…
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Pro Mujer is holding art fairs in Bolivia to provide financial literacy and health care, as well as education to prevent gender-based violence

More than 130,000 people are part of Pro Mujer’s community in Bolivia. For many, accessing financial services provided by Pro Mujer is a first step to developing their potential and changing their lives. Recently, Pro Mujer held art and community fairs in Patcamaya, a rural area of Bolivia, to support the community.     Pro Mujer is creating new innovative programs to bring financial literacy and health education to communities in…
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Women Taxi Drivers in Mexico Receive Mammograms for Free

Joining forces with Beat, Pro Mujer is expanding access to mammograms in Mexico as part of its efforts to increase breast cancer preventive care.   Pro Mujer and Beat, a taxi and ride-hailing mobile app that currently employs more than 69,000 women in Latin America, have joined forces to provide free mammograms to women in Mexico who work as taxi drivers using the app. In addition to providing free mammograms, the initiative aims to raise awareness about breast cancer screenings and…
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Pro Mujer announces a partnership with MICROWD to expand its impact on women entrepreneurs in Peru

Pro Mujer is expanding its impact in Peru in partnership with MICROWD, a fintech company that connects women entrepreneurs in Latin America who need microcredit with investors, to reduce the financial gap and provide resources for women entrepreneurs to consolidate and grow their businesses.  Using a digital, dynamic and intuitive crowdfunding platform developed by MICROWD, Pro Mujer is able to meet and connect with women-led businesses and provide them with individual loans at lower rates than the market, with flexibility in guarantees and a…
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Promoting Women’s Economic Autonomy in Latin America Through a New Center for Entrepreneurship

Launching November 2021, Emprende Pro Mujer is an on-demand digital platform for women in Latin America who seek economic autonomy through their business to access online educational resources that fit their learning style at any time, from any device, anywhere in the region and provides them with the opportunity to find mentorship, capital and new…
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Top Five Takeaways from the GLI Forum LATAM 2021

From November 9-11, more than 2,000 of people joined Pro Mujer’s second annual Gender Lens Investing Forum (GLI) Forum LATAM to discuss how gender lens investing can catalyze gender equality and create more inclusive economies in Latin America. Throughout the event, entrepreneurs, investors and other industry leaders participated in workshops and panels to generate solutions…
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SUPPORTING THE DREAMS OF BOLIVIAN WOMEN

Pro Mujer recognizes one of its best economics students in Bolivia, Lucia García Encina, by providing financial support. To prepare students to carry out demanding postgraduate work abroad and improve their education, Pro Mujer provides an educational scholarship to top-performing seniors, recent graduates and graduates of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University…
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IN BOLIVIA, PRO MUJER IS ONCE AGAIN RECOGNIZED FOR ITS GOOD PLANNING AND MONITORING CAPACITY

Once again, Pro Mujer demonstrated its commitment to women’s empowerment and development efforts in Bolivia through its innovative financial and training services, thus receiving a high rating from MicroFinanza Rating (MFR). MicroFinanza Rating (MFR) is a global rating agency specialized in inclusive and sustainable finance that provides independent ratings, certifications and high-quality information aimed at…
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MEET MARY, THE NEW CHATBOT THAT OFFERS FINANCIAL EDUCATION TO WOMEN IN NICARAGUA

Pro Mujer’s chatbot provides training and workshops on financial and digital education, hoping to reach more people.   The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation in different industries, including the financial industry, with new technologies like chatbots that respond and support women who were affected by the health crisis. Consistent with this trend, Pro Mujer launched the first…
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