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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 March 2014
Number of Clients 120,218
Average Loan Balance per Borrower $462
Number of Communal Banks 10,749
Gross Portfolio (in $US millions) $55.4
Number of Neighborhood Centers 63
Number of Staff Members 875

 

HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED IN BOLIVIA
Health Indicators YTD March 2014
Pap Smear Examinations 10,450
Breast Examinations 17,872
Chronic Illness Screenings
Diabetes Tests 11,892
Blood Pressure Exam 30,752
Body Mass Index BMI 31,307
Social well-being and family planning counseling 33,018
Medical Consultations
Gynecological Consultations 14,156
Child Growth Monitoring 1,849
Medical Consultations 12,493
Dental Services 467
Pre-Natal Consultations 791
Total Services Provided 166,353

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