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Special news featuring Friendship Bridge, microfinance, international development, and Guatemala.

In the News

2023 Media Coverage

In northwest Denver, a Guatemalan-inspired café is becoming a Latino community hubThe Denver Post, January 14, 2023

2022 Media Coverage

Meet Constancia Leshin – CanvasRebel.com, November 17, 2022

Best Colorado Companies and Startups – BestStartup.us, November 7, 2022

Guatemalan-inspired, bilingual café opens in Denver9News, November 2, 2022

Meet Maya Colop-MoralesCanvas Rebel, October 18, 2022

Meet Ardis Strieby, volunteer member of the Evergreen Friendship CircleShoutout Colorado, October 18, 2022

Lakewood Nonprofit Friendship Bridge helps thousands of Guatemalan WomenDenver7  News (ABC), October 14, 2022

Lakewood Nonprofit Selling Artisan Goods to Coloradans Lifts up Rural Guatemalan WomenThe Denver Post, October 3, 2022

Financial Support for Guatemalan Mothers (page 11)Colorado Parent magazine, October/November 2022 issue

Meet Nicole EubanksShoutout Colorado, August 23, 2022

Local Nonprofit Changing Lives of Women Thousands of Miles from Lakewood – Jeffco Transcript, August 11, 2022

Local Nonprofit Changing Lives of Women Thousands of Miles from LakewoodEnglewood Herald, August 8, 2022

Local Nonprofit Sells Guatemalan Handicrafts To Empower Women EntrepreneursEmpresaris, August 2, 2022

Local Nonprofit Sells Guatemalan Artisan Goods to Empower Women Entrepreneurs YourHub/Denver Post, August 1, 2022

This Nonprofit Helps Indigenous Guatemalan Entrepreneurs Build a Better Life Through Microfinance, Education –We Are Mitú, July 22, 2022

Boulder JCC Presents “Investing in Women and Girls for a Better Future”Boulder Jewish News, May 2022

How Friendship Bridge Helps Empower Women and Eliminate PovertyEide Bailly, March 2022

Friendship Bridge Awarded for Creative and Sustainable Revenue InitiativesEide Bailly, February 2022

2015-2021 Media Coverage

Press Releases

Guatemalan Artisans Create Gifts that Give BackOctober 1, 2022
Traveling Guatemalan Textile Exhibit Now on Display at Convivio Café September 29, 2022
Friendship Bridge Ranked as the #1 Best Places to Work® for Women 2022 in Caribbean and Central America – September 27, 2022
Local Nonprofit Sells Guatemalan Artisan Goods to Empower Women EntrepreneursJuly 26, 2022
Colorado Nonprofit Ranks High in World’s First Microfinance Social Performance Index – July 18, 2022
Local Nonprofit Making Strides to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Guatemala for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – Nov. 19, 2021
The Best Places to Work for Women in Central America and the Caribbean in 2021 – Nov. 12, 2021
Bridge to Success: Backed by $1 million grant from Target Foundation – Aug. 18, 2021

Books

  • Banker to the Poor: Micro-lending and the Battle Against World Poverty – Muhammad Yunus Aurum Press, 1998
  • Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism – Muhammad Yunus Public Affairs, 2007
  • Development as Freedom – Amartya Sen Knopf, 1999
  • The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for our Time – Jeffrey Sachs Penguin Press, 2005
  • The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits, C. K. Prahala Wharton School Publishing, 2004
  • Half the Sky: Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide – Nicolas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Knopf, 2009
  • The Microfinance Revolution: Sustainable Finance for the Poor – Marguerite Robinson World Bank Publications, 2001
  • The Miracles of Barefoot Capitalism: A Compelling Case for Microcredit – Jim Klobuchar and Susan Cornell Wilkes Kirk House Publishers, 2003
  • Pathways Out of Poverty: Innovations in Microfinance for the Poorest Families, ed. – Sam Daly-Harris Kumarian Press, 2002
  • Price of a Dream: the Story of the Grameen Bank and the Idea that is Helping the Poor to Change their Lives – David Bornstein Simon & Schuster, 1996
  • Women at the Center: Grameen Borrowers After One Decade – Helen Todd University Press Ltd, 1996

Books for Sale

We highly recommend the following books, which are written by friends and supporters of Friendship Bridge. You can read summaries of the books and purchase them at our online store.

  • Traditional Weavers of Guatemala:  Their Stories, Their Lives – Deborah Chandler and Teresa Cordón
  • Doing Good…Says Who? – Connie Newton and Fran Early
  • Los Coyotes Tienen Suerte – Robert Hinshaw
  • My Lake at the Center of the World – Robert Hinshaw
  • The Rape of Hope – Robert Hinshaw