The microfinance organization Pro Mujer is celebrating a milestone, having loaned to poor women one billion dollars since its inception in 1990.
“Women in developing countries hold the key to their futures,” says Lynne Patterson, founder of the nonprofit group with the name means “Pro Women” in Spanish.
270,000 women have lifted themselves and their families out of poverty in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Peru, Mexico, and Argentina.
“We are enabling them to discover their own value,” Patterson told the Christian Science Monitor. “And that is immeasurable.”
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