Maria Fuentes

Brazil | Pride Bank | Fintech

Maria Fuentes
September 18, 2022 | 10:30 PM

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Maria Fuentes is the founder of the digital bank Pride Bank, considered the first financial institution focused on the LGBTQ+ public in the world. The company was born from a perception that Fuentes, as a lesbian woman, had throughout her career: the difficulty for LGBTQ+ collectives and NGOs to raise investments. The institution offers the main financial services, such as a digital account and credit card, and allocates 5% of its gross income to the Pride Institute, which distributes the money to social causes.