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Pro Mujer Peru


Peru

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Pro Mujer Peru

Pro Mujer Peru is an affiliate of Pro Mujer, an international microfinance institution and women's development network that provides Latin America's poorest women with access to critical services. Pro Mujer Peru provides clients with an integrated package of financial and human development services that build livelihoods and futures.

Program

Pro Mujer Peru offers a wide range of services to its clients, including financial services (loan products and access to saving accounts), business and human development training, and access to healthcare through negotiated alliances with third-party providers.





Client Population

Pro Mujer Peru lends exclusively to poor women in Peru. These entrepreneurial women are in need of support for their businesses, looking to obtain access to affordable healthcare for themselves and their children, and working to find their voices as active members of their communities.

Impact

Pro Mujer Peru currently serves 54,326 clients, with client savings totaling $3,748,000. The MFI has provided these clients with support beyond financial services with the wide array of human and health development services that are offered. Pro Mujer Peru was recognized for its strong social impact in 2008 when it was named in Forbes' first-ever list of the World's Top 50 Microfinance Institutions, chosen from a list of 641 organizations prepared by the Microfinance Information Exchange.

Story

Pro Mujer Peru
Alejandrina has persevered through numerous hardships in her life including illness and abuse from her husband. When her husband left her, the abuse was gone but so was the ability to provide food for her six children. After hearing about Pro Mujer on the radio, Alejandrina sought help and soon began participating in business trainings to help her business grow. Her weekly earnings have now nearly tripled. Full Story

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