Pro Mujer is a leading women's development organization that has been providing women in Latin America with the vital services necessary to become financially independent, healthy and leaders in their communities since 1990. Pro Mujer understands that women hold the key to raising themselves and their children out of poverty.
Pro Mujer provides its clients with a variety of services that help them to start or grow a small business, improve their living conditions and protect their families against unforseen emergencies. These services include:
- Small, general and seasonal business loans
- Savings accounts
- Life insurance
Business and Empowerment Training
Capacity-building workshops provide clients with the knowledge to become more economically independent and informed decision-makers.
- Business Skills and Financial Literacy: Clients learn the fundamentals of how to run and grow a business and how to assess and keep track of the competition, so they can make sound financial decisions.
- Empowerment: Domestic violence, communication and leadership skills and gender issues are just some of the subjects addressed to help clients build self-esteem and confidence.
High-Quality, Low-Cost Primary Health Care
Preventive health education and primary healthcare are crucial for Pro Mujer's clients. An illness can be detrimental not only to their health, but also to their businesses and savings. Nutrition and hygiene are just some of the topics discussed in preventive health education workshops.
To help prevent and diagnose health problems, Pro Mujer runs stationary and mobile clinics, staffed by doctors and/or nurses. Pro Mujer also partners with local healthcare organizations to ensure that clients have immediate access to care when they need it.