At the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), Pro Mujer committed to provide 350,000 women with financial, health and human development services that are typically out of reach, but essential to breaking the cycle of poverty. By the close of 2011, we had reached 358,946 women, surpassing our 2009 Commitment one year ahead of schedule.
This year, we launched a new Commitment titled, "Pro Mujer: A Market-Based Solution to Tackle Chronic Diseases in Latin America". We have committed to reach 470,000 women by expanding our geographic footprint in our five countries of operation, particularly in Mexico and Peru, by December of 2015. In addition, we will continue to standardize and expand our new health pilot within and beyond Nicaragua, where it was first launched in 2010. The focus of this model is on screening for chronic diseases and providing primary health care.
Special thanks go out to our 2009 CGI Commitment partners. Pro Mujer received technical support from Harvard Business School, Harvard School of Public Health, the Ministry of Education of Peru and PATH. In addition, Pro Mujer received generous financial support from: Anglo American Group Foundation; Calvert Investments; Citi Foundation; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Global Partnerships; Microsoft Unlimited Potential-Community Technology Skills Program; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Oikocredit; Weberg Trust; and Whole Foods Market's Whole Planet Foundation.