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.

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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.

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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.

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IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS WE HAVE:

+ 2 M

Upskilled and created opportunities for
2+ million women

$ 4.4 B

Disbursed $4,4 billion
in loans

+ 10 M

Provided 10 million health
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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.

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1NO POVERTY

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3GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING

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4QUALITY EDUCATION

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5GENDER EQUALITY

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8DECENT WORK ECONOMIC GROWTH

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10REDUCE INEQUALITIES

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11SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

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17PARTNERSHIP FOR THE GOALS

OUR TEAM

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Adriana Rios Welton

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Ana Demel

Chair of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

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Vanessa Dager

Vice-chair of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

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Mark Roy McMahon

Secretary of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

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Camilo Mendez

Treasury of the Pro Mujer Board of Directors

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Zelma F. Acosta-Rubio

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Jennifer Mary Brooks

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Daniela S. Colaci

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Diego Cristancho

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Jeffrey MacDonagh

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Gillian Shepherd Mestre

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Robert Rosone

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Christine Switzer

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Estibalitz Laresgoiti Servitje

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Alejandra Meglioli

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Cinthia Fernholz

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Ruth B. Cowan

Director Emerita

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Rosemary Werrett

Director Emerita

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Lynne Patterson

Co-Founder and Director Emerita

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Olivia Ha

Baroness Gloria Hooper

Marisol Mosquera

Isabel Ruiz

Celia Szusterman

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Carmen Correa

Chief Executive Officer

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Alexandra Blanco Sejas

General Counsel

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Lelio Di Geronimo

Chief Innovation and Technology Officer

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Rolando Schmidt

Chief Financial Officer

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María Cruz Pemán

Chief Human Resources Officer

Stories

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“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

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“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