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Pro Mujer, Programas para la Mujer - Investing in the development of self-employed women in Bolivia

Pro Mujer, Programas para la Mujer

Investing in the development of self-employed women in Bolivia

Bolivia

The microfinance institution Pro Mujer, Programas para la Mujer (Pro Mujer) is an experienced and recognized microfinance NGO with more than 23 years of operations in the nine departments of Bolivia. It currently offers financial services to low-income, self-employed women in rural and semi-urban areas of Bolivia without access to commercial banking, mainly through village banking technology. Fundación Pro Mujer is coordinated by Pro Mujer International, a US-based non-governmental organization (NGO).

Pro Mujer was created in 1990 as a non-profit NGO and belongs to the Pro Mujer International network. In November 2013, Pro Mujer become a regulated Development Finance Institution by the Supervisory Authority of Financial Systems, but cannot take deposits from the public. The MFI has been highly rated by Fitch Rating, among others,.

Pro Mujer is one of the MFIs with the largest national coverage. There is also a separate Pro Mujer NGO, which offers non-financial services to vulnerable groups in Bolivia, aiming to improve their productivity and self-esteem and providing them with health programmes related to nutrition, preventive medicine, family planning etc.

Pro Mujer has been an Oikocredit partner since 2010.

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