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Celebrating Women’s Achievements

How We’re Celebrating this March

The month of March is one of our favorites at Friendship Bridge. With the annual observance of International Women’s Day on March 8 and all 31 days dedicated to Women’s History Month, we take immense pride in celebrating the achievements of women and our work as an organization to empower Guatemalan women to build a better life. As we continue serving our clients and working toward eliminating poverty in Guatemala, we thank all our supporters for joining us in raising awareness while staying connected to Friendship Bridge.

Virtual Sale: March 8-12

Our Friendship Circles volunteers coordinated a fabulous virtual sale from their homes to support Friendship Bridge for International Women’s Day! All proceeds benefited Friendship Bridge and women in rural and poverty-stricken areas of Guatemala to give them access to business capital, education, health services, and mentorship. The sale closed Friday, March 12, 2021

Thank you, Circles! Circles host social gatherings, organize fundraising efforts, and spread the word with friends and family in their local communities. They create a community of energy and enthusiasm for our work for women and share a common vision of positive change in our world. Learn more.

Facebook Live Health Event for Clients: March 8

Friendship Bridge hosted an informative Facebook Live event for International Women’s Day to teach clients about healthy eating called, “Is there an ideal weight?” Many of our clients are not aware that having an inadequate weight can cause diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension, among others. These common health concerns are preventable, yet the topic is rarely discussed in rural areas of Guatemala.


Coffee Chat with Friendship Bridge

Friendship Bridge hosted a special webinar with our key partners to join in on the fun for International Women’s Day – a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. During this virtual event, Karen Larson (President & CEO) and Marta Julia Ixtuc (Communications and Public Relations Specialist) answered a series of questions about the work we’re doing to empower women and eliminate poverty in Guatemala – even in the face of  COVID-19. 


Thank you, Charity Navigator

Friendship Bridge has been listed by Charity Navigator as a top-rated nonprofit that supports and promotes the success of all girls and women locally and globally! This curated list of 3 and 4 Star rated charities was vetted by their analyst team and shares all the highly-rated charities promoting women’s health, education, rights, and social services.

Stay Connected!

Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors, and partners for supporting Friendship Bridge this month. You can stay connected with our work and support our mission in a number of ways:

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