Provide women in Mexico access to microfinance, healthcare services, and entrepreneurship training

 
 
Organization

Pro Mujer

Country

Mexico

Thematic area

Access to economic resources

Duration

Since 2017

 
 

The context

Nearly half of the population in Mexico lives in poverty. Women are disproportionately affected by inequality and often struggle to access formal financial services, education, and healthcare. However, increasing women’s access to economic resources can go a long way to ending poverty. In fact, the female labor market contributed to reducing extreme poverty by 30% in Latin America and the Caribbean from 2000 to 2010.

 
 

The project

Pro Mujer provides support to over 47,000 low-income women, particularly from indigenous communities, in Mexico. The project aims to provide women access microcredit services, financial literacy workshops, and basic healthcare screenings enabling them to become financially independent, healthy, and self-confident.

 
 

The support

Fondation CHANEL is supporting Pro Mujer in Mexico to develop a new service delivery model enabling the organization to reach more women living in remote areas. The project targets women in three low-income communities around Mexico City: Iztapalapa, Tultepec and Ecatepec. Additionally, with support from the Fondation CHANEL, Pro Mujer is developing a new entrepreneurship training program.

The results

  • Access to micro-credit services for 6,000 women living in remote areas
  • 1,800 women receive access to preventative health screenings, including BMI, blood pressure, and glucose measurements
  • Access to entrepreneurship training for 1,500 women
  • 90 new Field Loan Officers and 15 Loan Officer coordinators will be trained to deliver services to women remotely

 
 

The partner

Pro Mujer is a non-profit organization that works to empower women throughout Latin America, providing them the opportunities they need to become powerful agents of change. Pro Mujer’s integrated approach offers access to finance, health and educational services. The organization currently supports more than 260,000 women in five countries: Bolivia, Nicaragua, Peru, Argentina and Mexico.

 
 
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