Friendship Bridge Overview
Target demographics: Rural, impoverished women in Guatemala
Direct beneficiaries per year: For the past decade, Friendship Bridge has consistently provided microcredit and education to thousands of women in Guatemala each year. In 2010, Friendship Bridge empowered more than 13,000 women.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: *Join Friendship Circle -- community-based groups of 10-50+ Friendship Bridge ambassadors who raise funds and awareness for the organization. Attend Circle meetings and participate in events.
*Volunteer in the US office -- help with mailings, data entry and/or translating documents from English to Spanish and vice versa.
Geographic areas served: 10 departments throughout Guatemala
Programs: Microcredit Plus -- microcredit combined with non-formal participatory education on relevant topics such as business, health and self-esteem.