Friendship Bridge (FB) is a nonprofit,
non-governmental organization that provides microcredit and education to
Guatemalan women so that they can create their own solutions to poverty
for themselves, their families and their communities. Through our Microcredit Plus program – which combines small loans averaging $350 for four-to-twelve month loan terms and participatory education – women
start, expand or diversify their businesses and learn practical,
applicable lessons on everyday topics including business, health and
self-esteem. With Friendship Bridge's support, over 17,000
empowered women are making strides toward eliminating poverty.
America's largest and
most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded Friendship
Bridge the prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound
fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.