Where We Work

Creating opportunities for women in Latin America

Argentina

In 2005, Pro Mujer opened its doors in Argentina by establishing its first Service Center in the city of Salta, a northern province near the Bolivian border.

In recent years, we have continued to operate in areas with the highest rates of poverty, and expanded our services to include business training and healthcare.

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Bolivia

Bolivia, the birthplace of Pro Mujer in 1990, is our oldest, most robust operation, offering coverage throughout the entire country and serving more than 112,000 clients annually.

Staying true to our belief that education is key to success, we deliver training initiatives on financial best practices, responsible borrowing, healthy habits and oral hygiene; thus providing the women we serve with powerful tools for personal and professional growth.

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Mexico

In 2001, Pro Mujer began its Mexico operations in Tula, in the state of Hidalgo. Tula’s sizeable indigenous population is largely isolated from mainstream development, and its low-income women have historically lacked access to credit and business training.

Today, Pro Mujer’s operations in Mexico serve over 40,000 women annually. Our services include financial literacy workshops that cover the fundamentals of saving, budgeting, personal finances, and maintaining a healthy credit score. In addition, all Pro Mujer women in Mexico have access to nurses who provide basic health screenings at our Service Centers.

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Nicaragua

The majority of the women we serve in Nicaragua live in remote, rural areas and Pro Mujer asesores (client advisors) must navigate dusty roads by motorcycle to deliver services closer to our clients’ homes and businesses. Pro Mujer Service Centers in Nicaragua are our largest centers. Each location has the capacity to serve up to 8,000 clients and covers vast geographic regions.

Nicaragua suffers from the highest cervical cancer mortality rate of any country in the Americas. Attending to this overwhelming public health concern, Pro Mujer has provided nearly 22,500 cervical cancer screenings in the last two years.

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peru

Pro Mujer in Peru began operations in 1999 in Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca by building upon the knowledge and lessons learned in Bolivia and Nicaragua.

We are fueling life-changing transformations in Peru. Our health services have become a cornerstone of our women’s development program with more than 300,000 screenings, consultations, and counseling sessions in the last two years. Meanwhile, mobile clinics continue to be vital in reaching clients and their families living in remote areas.

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WHEN WOMEN REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL, THEIR FAMILIES BECOME HEALTHIER AND MORE EDUCATED

Pro Mujer is more than a microfinance pioneer. No other institution so successfully delivers programs that meaningfully improve the health and livelihoods of very poor women… By staying true to their values, Pro Mujer has created an innovative, integrated approach that is replicable and poised to become a new industry standard.

Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, NYU
Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, NYU

I have stayed with Pro Mujer because they have given me the chance to get ahead, to progress. And it’s not just that I have been able to overcome and change, but everything that has happened to me has had repercussions for my family. The loans enable me to continue investing in and growing my business, and the health services and trainings are a great benefit for us and our families. But mostly, I stay because I feel that I have found my own space where everything is possible and where I can do what I need to do to get ahead. Pro Mujer has taught me that it is never too late to start, to never lose hope and to be responsible.

Carina Santillan, Pro Mujer client in Argentina
Carina Santillan, Pro Mujer client in Argentina

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