Pro Mujer

Pro Mujer

With support from Pro Mujer, Virginia Postime was able to begin her own ceramic buisness in Nicaragua. In addittion to loans, Pro Mujer also enhanced Virginia’s accounting, pricing, and marketing skills, which has helped increase her profits and decrease her costs.

Pro Mujer is an international microfinance and women’s development network. Pro Mujer’s mission is to provide Latin America’s poorest women with the means to build livelihoods for themselves and their families through microfinance, business training, and healthcare support. PCG supported the growth of Pro Mujer with a $500,000 loan intended to expand the number of entrepreneurs it served. Pro Mujer’s goal was to increase its outreach to thousands of new women entrepreneurs who have no other source of credit.

A loan from Pro Mujer enabled Virginia Postome of Nicaragua to start her own ceramic business. Pro Mujer has taught Virginia accounting, pricing, and marketing skills. Now her costs are less, and her profits are higher. “Before, my monthly profit was 1,500 córdobas,” she said. “Now it is more than 3,500 córdobas.” Virginia attributes her business success to the training and technical assistance she received from Pro Mujer. Pro Mujer delivers credit to about 10,500 Nicaraguan women, half of whom also receive business training.

Address: 

New York , NY
US

PCG Loan Amount: 

$500 000

Total Loan Amount: 

$500 000

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Our NMTC Projects

Community Facilities, Healthcare, NMTC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Impact Summary

$5 million NMTC allocation funds medical center for low-income Philadelphia seniors.

Participating Lenders:
None
Community Facilities, NMTC
Chicago, Illinois
Impact Summary

$6 million NMTC allocation helps build new small food business incubator in Chicago.

Participating Lenders:
None
Community Facilities, Education, NMTC
Little Rock, Arkansas
Impact Summary

$7 million NMTC allocation helps construct Little Rock charter elementary and middle school for 1,245 students.

Participating Lenders:
None

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