30+ years creating opportunities
A Latin America where all women thrive.
To empower underserved women to realize their full potential.
To become a large-scale sustainable platform that delivers relevant and transformative tools and resources to women in Latin America across their life cycle.
Pro Mujer was founded in 1990 in El Alto, Bolivia, by two visionary leaders, Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco, who believed that given the right opportunities, women can become powerful agents of change.
From a pioneering experiment in micro-lending, Pro Mujer has become one of Latin America’s leading organizations committed to the empowerment of women. Our integrated approach offers access to finance, health and educational services. These are delivered in digital and physical supportive social spaces to foster community-building and equip women with the knowledge and tools to help them reach their full potential.
IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS WE HAVE:
+ 2 M
Upskilled and created opportunities for
2+ million women
$ 4.4 B
Disbursed $4,4 billion
+ 10 M
Provided 10 million health
Pro Mujer’s work delivers relevant and transformative services to women in Latin America and is closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), delivering tangible results in eight SDGs: 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, and 16 to ensure our impact contributes to global development targets.
Chair of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors
Vice-chair of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors
Secretary of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors
Treasury of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors
Co-Founder and Director Emerita
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Innovation and Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Human Resources Officer