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Pro Mujer

Pro Mujer was founded in Bolivia in 1990 by Lynne Patterson of the United States and Carmen Velasco of Bolivia. The organization has its headquarters in New York City but provides services in five Latin American countries. Pro Mujer Bolivia started operations in 1990, followed by Nicaragua in 1996, Peru in 1999, Mexico in 2001, and Argentina in 2005. The total 2014 employment in the institution is around 2,100, with the largest center in Bolivia. Pro Mujer is a nonprofit, microlending financial institution that also offers health services and empowerment and microenterprise training. Even though Pro Mujer can grant credit to men, the vast majority of its clients are women.

In 1989, school teachers Patterson and Velasco met in La Paz. Subsequently, they founded Pro Mujer ...

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