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2024 Media Coverage

Colorado & Me: Friendship BridgeMeTV Denver, July 2024

The longer term impact of fixed-life foundationsStanford Social Impact Review, Summer 2024

Friendship Bridge: Building the Future of Finance for Women in GuatemalaThe Giving List Women (printed and digital book), May 2024

Creative Ways to Surprise Mom on Mother’s DayMy Four and More Blog, April 30, 2024

Cello concert benefits impoverished Guatemalan womenYour Hub/Denver Post, April 30, 2024

Guatemala becoming tourism hot spot for young travelersThe Denver Post, April 28, 2024

Together Women Rise MarketplaceTogether Women Rise, April 2024

Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty through Microfinance (reprint) – Cronica Guatemala, April 26, 2024

Pathways of her Heart: Nicole EubanksCastle Pines Connection, March 27, 2024

How Denver Nonprofits are Trying to Stem the Migrant Crisis (reprint) – Killeen Daily Herald (Texas), March 25, 2024

How Denver Nonprofits are Trying to Stem the Migrant Crisis, by Reducing Poverty, Creating Stability in Guatemala – The Denver Post, March 24, 2024

Artisans from Handmade by Friendship Bridge® Program Participate in New World Crafts FairCRN Noticias, March 12, 2024

WARP Members Contribute to Colorado Museum Exhibit (page 10) – Weave a Real Peace (WARP) Newsletter, March 2024

• CBS Colorado Week of Women – March 2024

Colorado Nonprofit Seeks to End Poverty for Women in GuatemalaEvergreen Living magazine, February 2024

• Meet Tracie CordeiroBold Journey, January 26, 2024

Huipiles of Guatemala, Heritage and TraditionGreeley Tribune, January 18, 2024

Huipiles of Guatemala, Heritage and Tradition at the Global Village Museum (p. 7)Handweavers Guild of Boulder newsletter, January 2024

Friendship Bridge: Impacting the Lives of Guatemalan WomenApplewood Living magazine, January 2024

2023 Media Coverage

Lessons and Best Practices from the European Microfinance Award 2023 (p. 34) – November 2023

Gift Guide: 11 Gifts from Indigenous and LATAM-owned Brands for the HolidaysHipLatina, November 14, 2023

Exquisite Huipiles Exhibited at the Global Village MuseumNOCO Style, November 10, 2023

Meet the Guatemalan Artisans that you can Support at Hijos del SolLatino Cultural Arts Center, October 26, 2023

Support Healthy Living with These 15 Great Lifestyle Products this FallDaily Mom, September 27, 2023

Breaking the Cycle of Generational Poverty in Guatemala through MicrofinanceForbes, September 15, 2023

• Meet Nicole EubanksCanvas Rebel, August 31 2023

Kiva and Friendship Bridge: Improving Gender Equality through Financial Inclusion and Impact-Driven Partnership, Kiva, August 23, 2023

• The Worldview of the Indigenous Maya on Display through WARPWeave a Real Peace (WARP) Newsletter, August 2023

Ways to Build Gender Equity at WorkWomen Thrive magazine, August 2023

Threads of Connection: Recent Fiber Works Exhibit by Members of Weave a Real Peace Opens — Kent State University, May 19, 2023

Out with the Old, In with the New: Replacing Kitchen Items (and 4 more spring gift guides)My Four and More, March 15-29, 2023

Lakewood-based nonprofit empowers and encourages women thousands of miles awayNext with Kyle Clark, March 16, 2023

International Women’s Day celebration held in Denver, KDVR Fox31 News, March 8, 2023

WorldDenver International Women’s Day honors champions for Indigenous womenCBS Colorado, March 8, 2023

Traveling Abroad: Bought Beautifully staff, volunteers visit Guatemalan artisansThe Sheridan Press, March 4, 2023

Interview with Marta Julia Ixtuc CucDesde la cima podcast with host Rocío Durán, March 1, 2023

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

Microfinance Nonprofit Shows Evidence of Generational Change Among Impoverished Clients – August 24, 2023
Global Textile Exhibit Opens at Kent State University – May 18, 2023
Friendship Bridge Honored by WorldDenver for International Women’s Day – February 17, 2023
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


  • 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