CRECER is a partner within GP’s Women-Centered Finance with Education and Health initiatives.* CRECER is a Bolivian microfinance institution that provides credit, education, and access to health services for low-income female microentrepreneurs. [Profile published August 2020]
Partner Profile: CRECER
Who is Served
CRECER serves female micro-entreprenuers in rural and peri-urban regions of Bolivia, where, on average, 21% of the population lives with basic deprivations in terms of health, education, and living standards. 77% of CRECER’s clients are women.****
What is Delivered
CRECER leverages the village bank platform to deliver working capital loans and broad-based education covering topics such as financial health, cancer prevention, and digital literacy. In addition, CRECER facilitates access to discounted health services for clients, with a focus on cervical and uterine cancer prevention. These services are delivered through alliances with government and private health clinics, as well as through periodical health campaigns organized in client communities.
How it is Impactful
Access to working capital loans and related education enables CRECER’s clients to make more informed decisions, better deal with shocks, and grow investment in income-generating activities. These opportunities can result in improved economic resilience and food security for their households. With access to health information and services, CRECER’s clients can adopt healthier behaviors, practice prevention, and receive timely and appropriate treatment, enabling improved household health.