Partners

Pro Mujer and Acrux Partners Join Forces to Develop the Next generation of Gender Lens Investment opportunities and vehicles in Latin America

New York, Buenos Aires, London – June 7, 2021 Pro Mujer a mission-driven social enterprise focused on empowering women in Latin America, announced today that it is partnering with Acrux Partners, an impact investment advisory firm specialized in the development of financing solutions equitable development, to jointly develop the next generation of Gender Lens Investment…
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Deetken Impact and Pro Mujer receive US$1.3M from USAID to advance gender equality and promote gender smart practices in SMEs in Latin America

Deetken Impact and Pro Mujer receive US$1.3 million from USAID to augment the Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund through three main components—incremental capital, technical assistance, and knowledge dissemination and advocacy. View the original press release here Vancouver, BC – Impact asset manager Deetken Impact and mission-driven social enterprise Pro Mujer today announce a partnership with USAID…
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Leading Together

Aura Estela Picado, Financial Services Manager in Nicaragua “Leading together” reminds me of Pro Mujer’s first slogan: Together, we can move forward. It has inspired me to join other women to change history. Together, we can take care of each other and be leaders to transform lives. That’s exactly what Pro Mujer means to me:…
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'You can’t do it alone’- Learning from female entrepreneurs

LA CANA is a women-led business that provides jobs to incarcerated women in Mexico. As part of our series of blogs to highlight the impact gender lens investing has on our communities, here’s the story of Raquel and her business. LA CANA is part of New Ventures Mexico, a financial catalyst and Pro Mujer’s ally.…
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Gender Bias and the Challenges of Becoming a Female Entrepreneur

“Feeling scared about asking for financial help and concerned about not getting clients” is how Sofia Cruz del Rio described her first days after starting her own business, Tekiti, in Mexico. After seven challenging years, Tekiti has grown into a company that promotes Mexican culture in the hotel industry while supporting Mexican artisans who produce…
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COVID-19 hasn’t stopped Pro Mujer from tackling ‘period poverty’

The reality for millions of people is that they menstruate with shame, unsafely and unhygienically. The taboo and stigma that accompanies menstruation in many communities creates inequalities around the world. According to UNICEF, around 500 million women and girls lack access to clean bathrooms and facilities to take care of their menstruation. In Latin America,…
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Mujeres de Cambio: A Network of Women Entrepreneurs Ready to Change Latin America

Pro Mujer is proud of our partnership with Disruptivo TV to continue empowering women entrepreneurs in Mexico through access to mentorship and trainings. Women entrepreneurs in Latin America continue to be at disadvantage compared to men. From a disproportionate lack of access to financial services and impact investment funds that meet their needs, to discrimination…
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Incorporating gender inclusive strategies into any business or investment

Through a set of checklists, investors and financial services providers can include a gender lens into their portfolio to support women-led businesses, advance gender equality and strengthen economies in Latin America. Investors have the power to advance gender equality and strengthen economies in Latin America. They play an important role in supporting women-led businesses and businesses that create products that positively impact women and girls. Investing with women…
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A Gender Lens Investing Scorecard Helps Investors and Companies Advance Gender Equality

As part of Pro Mujer’s efforts to strengthen gender lens investing in Latin America, we have joined forces with Deetken Impact, an impact investing firm in Canada, to create an innovative Scorecard to help investors and companies incorporate a gender approach to their investments and business models. The Scorecard was developed as part of the…
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