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Finding Freedom Through Friendship, Inc.

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1781 Eastwood Drive Lexington KY 40502 USA


Supporting single Guatemalan mothers and their children with critical needs of food, housing, and education.


We have built 17 homes for indigenous, illiterate single mothers in Guatemala in the last 4 years. Eighteen single moms and 68 children who are clients in our program receive food staples monthly.

Target demographics:

Single mothers in rural Guatemala, and their children.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

21 abandoned Mayan women and their 68 children

Geographic areas served:

Rural Guatemala


Donations of homes to replace dirt flooring and leaking roofs for widows and their children. Scholarship assistance to assist with school fees, supplies and uniforms. Donations of daily meals to widows and their children.

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Love this nonprofit organization very friendly and a great place to work with.


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I love this organization that is so passionate and personal about helping women in Guatemala. It is amazing to see the changes in the lives of these families with whom Jody and others have become involved.

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Worked closely with this non-profit and experienced their passion and dedication first-hand. Just as important, I witnessed their shrewd use of funds, nothing is wasted and everything goes to the women they are helping (and their families). Their devotion and intelligence in regards to their charity is second to none. Because of their small unit they are able to put as much money as possible to the actual helping of these families, they are not bogged down by red tape and corporate finagling. A great charity well worth the time and money, whether you are looking to volunteer or donate or both!

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I was fortunate enough to go to Guatemala with FFF this year and got to see first hand just how incredible an organization this is! So much good work is being done there! Lives truly are being changed for the better because of this organization!

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Finding Freedom through Friendship truly lives up to it's name. 100% of the funds I donated went directly to widows with small children to help these Famlies break the cycle of poverty. Education, food, shelter and friendship for single mothers in need. I was there, in the villages in rural Guatemala and saw families lives being changed, hope and a better future granted by Finding Freedon through Friendship.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am 15 yrs old. and I live in Guatemala with my family. My parents are volunteers and board members with FFF. I know that this organization is doing very good works for mothers and their children who have no help from anyone else. I hope FFF will continue to work in Guatemala doing more wonderful things.

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This nonprofit is run by Jody Greenlee. Her many years of experience has proven results. Many women and children have experienced life saving help through her great gift of caring for those with little or no resources. Her endless work, travel and tireless contributions are simply remarkable.
Your contribution will be well served. I know of no one who can help the helpless to help themselves more than Jody

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Having 3 grandsons adopted from Guatemala made my decision an easy one when choosing an organization to donate to. Four years later, I now volunteer and travel with this team assisting single mothers and their children who have been widowed, abandoned or abused and in need of someone who cares. FFF continues to care and execute much needed and beneficial work in a country forgotten by many. FFF follows these women in their growth and the children in their education to see small, but significant progress. Please take a look at this non-profit and know where your money will be used.

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I have the privilege of living and working in rural Guatemala and have seen firsthand the amazing work being done in this country through FFF. Jody Greenlee and her team of volunteers are quite literally saving the lives of some of the most vulnerable people here--indigenous women and children. FFF is the real deal. You can give with confidence, knowing that your donations are handled with integrity and are making an impact.

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The problem of poverty in Guatemala is such a long-standing one with seemingly no end in sight that oftentimes the temptation is to do nothing. The task is so overwhelming that all of our efforts seem to be a mere drop in the bucket. But as a person who lives and serves here in Guatemala, I can honestly say that while Finding Freedom Through Friendship is not a huge operation, they have RADICALLY changed the lives of the 86 people they serve. Because of them, some of the very weakest and most vulnerable among us—single mothers with children—can rest a little easier, not having to battle quite so hard every day just to survive. If ever there was a non-profit that I would love to see be able to grow, it’s this one. We are so very desperate here for the kind of hope and help they’re bringing!

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This is a wonderful small organization that is making a big impact on rural Guatemalans. I volunteer occasionally throughout the year and have traveled with them 2 times to Guatemala to meet some of the single mothers they sponsor. Truly amazing people, both the volunteers and the recipients of the donations, and the impact of the donated supplies, food, schooling, and occasionally houses goes a very long way for the cost

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