Friendship Bridge is proud to announce that the organization has reached the Truelift Leader Milestone. Friendship Bridge is the third Truelift Leader in Latin America and the fourth in the world. The organization’s commitment to social performance management and the Client Continuum concept are quoted as major reasons that Friendship Bridge has earned this highest Truelift recognition.
Carmen Valesco, Truelift Co-Chair and one of the founders of Pro Mujer Bolivia and Pro Mujer International, shared, “At Truelift we are honored to give Friendship Bridge recognition because we know firsthand how tremendously difficult it is to remain loyal to the mission and put it into practice in all strategic actions and decisions. We know that it is a job that requires excellent management, aligned with the principles in favor of people living in poverty and that is the work of each and every one of the people who are linked to the entity.”
Truelift is a global initiative to push for accountability in pro-poor development. The three Pro-Poor Principles are as follows: 1) Purposeful Outreach to People Living in Conditions of Poverty 2) Services that Meet the Needs of People Living in Conditions of Poverty 3) Tracking Progress of People Living in Conditions of Poverty.
In response to the recognition, Karen Larson, President & CEO, and Caitlin Scott, Social Performance Manager, wrote: “We are so very honored to be recognized with the Leadership Milestone
by Truelift! As you know, we are not a large organization but we want to make a big impact. We strive to provide services that empower our clients to fend off and bounce back from shocks as well as pursue opportunities that create a better future for themselves, their families, and communities. We believe that our commitment to Social Performance Management helps us both maintain clarity of our objectives and be effective in achieving them.”
This honor signifies Friendship Bridge’s commitment to positive and enduring change for people living in conditions of poverty.