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BOLIVIA

History

Bolivia is the birthplace of Pro Mujer. Established in 1990, Pro Mujer’s initial focus was on education, health, family planning and child development for women who were receiving donated food. The program expanded its mission when the women insisted that their priority was making money to support their families.

Pro Mujer currently has national coverage in Bolivia and works with impoverished women in all of the country’s nine regions. Pro Mujer’s clients are primarily women between the ages of 21 and 45, and a majority of them reside in small cities and engage in commercial activity, often in local markets or selling goods produced in businesses operating out of their homes.

 

CURRENT FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE IN BOLIVIA
Indicator As of December 2013
Number of Clients 117,169
Average Loan Balance per Borrower $500
Number of Communal Banks 10,462
Gross Portfolio (in $US millions) $5.8
Number of Neighborhood Centers 63
Number of Staff Members 853

 

HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED IN BOLIVIA
Health Indicators From January to December 2013
Pap Smear Examinations 42,116
Breast Examinations 71,754
Chronic Illness Screenings
Diabetes Tests 54,397
Blood Pressure Exam 134,529
Body Mass Index BMI 135,175
Social well-being and family planning counseling 154,409
Medical Consultations
Gynecological Consultations 63,390
Child Growth Monitoring 10,154
Medical Consultations 60,135
Dental Services 409
Pre-Natal Consultations 3,330
Total Services Provided 729,798

 

Map and Center Locations


 

Client story

Meet Janeth, a Micro-Entrepreneur from Bolivia

For more information about Pro Mujer in Bolivia, please contact communications@promujer.org