Give a small loan
Many poor women in Latin America live on less than $2 a day. They do not have the means to support themselves or their families. Because of their economic situation they are excluded from typical credit providers, as women they are also excluded from many of the traditional jobs open to men. They become trapped in a cycle of poverty. Pro Mujer loans help these women start or expand a business and create a sustainable income for themselves and their families.
A $250 loan could allow a client to buy a commercial tortilla press to launch a business selling tortillas. Items such as the tortilla press allow women to work faster and produce more. This initial investment enables women earn more in less time. Women then spend more money on the health, eduation and quality of life for themselves and their children. Greater efficiency and greater earnings also mean greater savings.