New York, NY, June 25, 2018 — Pro Mujer has been awarded an “Honorable Mention” in the fifth edition of the Juscelino Kubitschek Visionary Award (JK Visionary Award). This Award represents the highest honor bestowed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to recognize the organizations contributing in the most innovative and effective ways to improve lives in the Latin America region. Nearly 600 institutions, all with a proven track record of social impact, submitted applications.
“As President of the Inter-American Development Bank, I congratulate and thank Pro Mujer for its contribution to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as a testament to the transformation that can be achieved by our region and its people,” commented Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Since 1990, Pro Mujer has created opportunities for underserved women in Latin America to reach their full potential. “The JK Visionary Award is a testament to the women of Latin America who prove the transformative power of resiliency, creativity and determination. It is also an equal testament to the commitment of Pro Mujer’s dedicated staff, who work tirelessly to lift their communities and keep advancing the status of women and girls,” commented Maria Cavalcanti, President and CEO of Pro Mujer.
Learn more about the winners and the Award: https://visionariosjk.iadb.org/home
About Pro Mujer – Founded in 1990, Pro Mujer is a mission-driven social enterprise whose mandate is to become a large scale, sustainable platform that delivers relevant and transformative resources and tools to women in Latin America throughout their life cycle. Pro Mujer serves nearly 300,000 clients and patients, operating across five countries in Latin America, including Bolivia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru and Argentina. Pro Mujer offers financial, health and educational services and is expanding its’ offering to include digital literacy, gender-based violence prevention, entrepreneurship and workforce development.
For more information, visit http://www.promujer.org or follow on Twitter @promujer