About ‘Pro Mujer’ is Pioneering Women’s Empowerment in Latin America

Pro Mujer help women in Latin American countries to break out of the cycle of poverty by building livelihoods for themselves. The organization provides business training and microfinance as well as health care support, enabling women to financially support themselves and their families. It was founded in Bolivia in 1990 by school teachers Lynne Patterson (an American) and Carmen Velasco (Bolivian). Today Pro Mujer work in five Latin American countries including Bolivia, for which they have national coverage. The majority of Pro Mujer’s Bolivian clients live in small cities and are involved in commercial activities, such as selling goods produced in home-based businesses.Visit website »

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