Empower women. Eliminate poverty.

Partners

Friendship Bridge believes in the importance and the power of collaboration and cooperation. Below are organizations and groups that we are proud to partner with in our mission to provide microcredit and education to help women and their families create their own solutions to poverty.

Alliance for Professional Women - Denver

Where professional women connect and globally help women around the world.

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Asociacion de Gerente de Guatemala AGG

In country partner that supports Friendship Bridge’s Advanced Education and Technical Training program.

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Capital Sisters

Microloans for women in poverty.

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Community First Foundation

Sponsors programs, activities and services designed to help people achieve health in all dimensions.

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Dining for Women

Changing the world one dinner at a time, is a non-profit giving circle dedicated to empowering women and girls living in extreme poverty.

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Doña Dora

Doña Dora is a partner in Guatemala that manufactures clean burning stoves that replace open fires in clients’ homes. Friendship Bridge’s CrediSalud loan allows clients to purchase these stoves, which lead to better health outcomes and increased savings from using less wood for fuel.

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Freedom from Hunger

An international development organization that provides innovative, sustainable self-help solutions to fight hunger and poverty, continues to provide capacity building, industry expertise and best practices advice to enhance Friendship Bridge’s operations.

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Giving Assistant

It’s so easy to support us while you take care of your everyday, online shopping. Giving Assistant shoppers earn an average of $700 cash back per year. Then, they choose to donate a percentage of that to causes they’re passionate about. Giving Assistant facilitates the entire process, making it easier than ever to support us just by shopping online at over 1,600 participating stores including Amazon, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Groupon, and more.

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Global Partnerships

Invests in exceptional microfinance organizations and cooperatives, their partners, which serve hundreds of thousands of people in need with microloans and other life-changing services to help them earn a living and improve their lives.

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Gravileas

Friendship Bridge partners with Gravileas to provide various types of technical training to teach clients to make new products to expand their existing products. New skills learned include baking, sewing, piñata making, flower arranging, and canning.

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GreaterGood.org

Partners with and funds nonprofit organizations around the world that are focused on issues related to hunger, poverty, peace, cancer and other widespread health problems, literacy and education, ecology, and animal protection and care. In addition to being a charitable partner of Greatergood.org, Friendship Bridge is also featured on GreaterGood’s Gifts That Give More platform, which allows people to learn about our work and donate directly to our organization. Friendship Bridge’s client stories are featured on the GreaterGood Blog and on their Facebook page.

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HipTipico.com

A sustainable fashion brand featuring Mayan artisans and textiles from Guatemala. Be Authentic. Shop Authentic.

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Kiva

An internationally-recognized nonprofit that links individual lenders to microfinance institutions, and Friendship Bridge renewed our partnership in 2011. Friendship Bridge partnered with Kiva in years past, channeling more than $600,000 in microloans to impoverished women in Guatemala. The renewed partnership with Kiva will allow Friendship Bridge to empower more women in Guatemala as well as elevate the organization’s exposure and reputation through a well-known and respected partner.

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MicroPlanet Technologies (MPT)

A nonprofit that provides state-of-the-art technology and world-class systems support to microfinance institutions (MFIs), is Friendship Bridge’s partner in implementing the new management information system (MIS). Offering lower servicing costs and more affordable, customizable solutions to organizations like Friendship Bridge, MPT is a new nonprofit solely focused on microfinance. Friendship Bridge served as MPT’s fiscal sponsor in 2010, while MPT was securing its 501(c)3 status.

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REDIMIF

The Microfinance Institutions Network of Guatemala coordinates the efforts and resources of its affiliates, which include Friendship Bridge, to promote projects of microenterprise and development in Guatemala. The network provides products and services, financial and technical training, and union representation. Representing Friendship Bridge, our Education Manager sits on the board of REDIMIF.

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REDCAMIF

The Central American Microfinance Network is a membership-based organization of which Friendship Bridge belongs to. REDCAMIF focuses on promoting the microfinance industry and its impact on economic and social development. It also works to influence political and regulatory policies to benefit and strengthen the microfinance sector in Central America.

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Rotary International

Rotary International and Friendship Bridge have collaborated on more than 20 projects since 1996. Currently, 11 Colorado Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Foundation and The Rotary Club of Guatemala Metropoli, are supporting Friendship Bridge clients in Sumpango, Sacatepéquez, which has a large Kakchiquel Mayan population. The current project was was led by Westminister 7:10 Rotary Club.

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Starfish One by One

Works in the same communities in Guatemala as Friendship Bridge. Starfish One by One transforms Mayan families and communities by empowering young women. Friendship Bridge works with Starfish One by One on education programs for girls, some of whom may be Friendship Bridge clients one day.

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Women's World Wide Web

Women’s WorldWide Web is an online collaborative platform dedicated to empowering girls and women around the world, through education, microfinance, access to ICTs and networking.

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Wuqu' Kawoq Maya Health Alliance

Friendship Bridge partners with Wuqu’ Kawoq to provide health services as part of Salud para la Vida, Friendship Bridge’s women’s preventive health program. Nurses travel with mobile health clinics to the villages where Friendship Bridge clients live and provide services delivered in clients’ local indigenous languages.

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