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Faces of Empowerment – Building a Business

“My parents separated when I was six months old, and neither one of them wanted to care for me, so my grandparents took me in. Even in their impoverished state, they gave me what I needed, and I attended school to the fourth grade. I know how to read and write. Now I’m married with three daughters, and my husband and I repair furniture and upholstery. Now with my loan from Friendship Bridge, we have begun building furniture and selling it. With our savings, one day, we will build our own home.”  -Lucrecia, Friendship Bridge Client