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VISION

A Latin America where all women thrive.

MISION

To empower underserved women to realize their full potential.

MANDATE

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

OUR HISTORY

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.

Pro mujer

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.

Pro mujer

IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS WE HAVE:

+2m

Upskilled and created opportunities for
2+ million women

$4,4B

Disbursed $4,4 billion
in loans

+10m

Provided 10 million health
services

PRO MUJER AND
THE SDGS

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.

1

NO
POVERTY

3

GOOD HEALTH
AND WELL BEING

4

QUALITY
EDUCATION

5

GENDER
EQUALITY

8

DECENT WORK
ECONOMIC GROWTH

10

REDUCE
INEQUALITIES

11

SUSTAINABLE CITIES
AND COMMUNITIES

17

PARTNERSHIP
FOR THE GOALS

OUR TEAM

PRO MUJER
STAFF
68% of our staff are women
Ana Demel

Chair of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

Vanessa Dager

Vice-chair of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

Mark Roy McMahon

Secretary of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

Camilo Mendez

Treasurer of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

Zelma F. Acosta-Rubio
Jennifer Mary Brooks
Daniela S. Colaci
Diego Cristancho
Jeffrey MacDonagh
Gillian Shepherd Mestre
Robert Rosone
Christine Switzer
Estibalitz Laresgoiti Servitje
Alejandra Meglioli
Cinthia Fernholz
Ruth B. Cowan

Director Emerita

Rosemary Werrett

Director Emerita

Lynne Patterson

Co-Founder and Director Emerita

Ana Demel

Chair of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

Vanessa Dager

Vice-chair of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

Mark Roy McMahon

Secretary of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

Camilo Mendez

Treasury of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

Zelma F. Acosta-Rubio
Jennifer Mary Brooks
Daniela S. Colaci
Diego Cristancho
Jeffrey MacDonagh
Gillian Shepherd Mestre
Robert Rosone
Christine Switzer
Estibalitz Laresgoiti Servitje
Alejandra Meglioli
Cinthia Fernholz
Ruth B. Cowan

Director Emerita

Rosemary Werrett

Director Emerita

Lynne Patterson

Co-Founder and Director Emerita

Olivia Ha

Chair of Trustees, Pro Mujer UK

Baroness Gloria Hooper
Marisol Mosquera
Isabel Ruiz
Celia Szusterman
Olivia Ha
Baroness Gloria Hooper
Marisol Mosquera
Isabel Ruiz
Celia Szusterman
Carmen Correa

Chief Executive Officer

Alexandra Blanco Sejas

General Counsel

Lelio Di Geronimo

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer

Rolando Schmidt

Chief Financial Officer

María Cruz Pemán

Chief Human Resources Officer

Carmen Correa

Chief Executive Officer

Alexandra Blanco Sejas

General Counsel

Lelio Di Geronimo

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer

Rolando Schmidt

Chief Financial Officer

María Cruz Pemán

Chief Human Resources Officer

Annual Reports

Audit Reports

2020 AUDIT REPORT View PDF
2016 AUDIT REPORT View PDF
2019 AUDIT REPORT View PDF
2015 AUDIT REPORT View PDF
2018 AUDIT REPORT View PDF
2014 AUDIT REPORT View PDF
2017 AUDIT REPORT View PDF
2013 AUDIT REPORT View PDF

Financials

For an electronic copy of the 990 form, please send the request with your complete contact information to form990-request@promujer.org

Stories

“The Pro Mujer advisors have talked to us about many subjects, my favorites being values and self-esteem. I used to suffer from low self-esteem. When you depend on someone else, you have to do what the other person says. Today, that’s no longer the case.”

Maria Daysi Ramirez

“Before, I used to get up in the morning and that would be it,” admits Sandra. Today, her occupation gives her a powerful reason to start the day. “I know I can help my children with what I do… I realize that I am doing something for myself that’s made by me with my very own hands.”

Sandra Marcela Sánchez