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Thanks for making our 25th Anniversary Gala a success!

Thanks for making our 25th Anniversary Gala a success!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. At Friendship Bridge we celebrate women every day – women as mothers, sisters, wives, and entrepreneurs. This Mother’s Day, consider honoring mothers in Guatemala with a gift to Friendship Bridge. Your Mother’s Day gift is investment that will change lives and empower more women and their families today and in the future.

A couple weeks ago on April 23, Friendship Bridge celebrated women in a big way at our 25th Anniversary Gala. 330 Friendship Bridge supporters joined us to celebrate our past and look forward to our future. You can enjoy photos from the event by clicking on this link. The evening commemorated the foundation built by Friendship Bridge founders Ted and Connie Ning, as well as all of our past board presidents. We were also excited to welcome, from Guatemala, Friendship Bridge Communications Coordinator Marta Julia Ixtuc and Facilitator (Loan Officer) Sara Par to this year’s Gala (both pictured above, in yellow and orange). Sara serves over 560 clients and manages a portfolio of $157,000 with a repayment rate of 99.75%.

We raised over $125,000 at this year’s Gala. In order to reach our $25,000 matching grants we need to raise an additional $5,000. Would you consider partnering with us this Mother’s Day to reach this goal and empower more Guatemalan women — most of them mothers —  to build a better future for themselves, their children, and their communities?

Thanks for your part in making our past 25 years impactful and inspiring.