Rating: 4.5 stars 2 2 reviews
405 Urban St Suite 140 Lakewood CO 80228 USA
Friendship Bridge provides microcredit and education to Guatemalan women so that they can create their own solutions to poverty for themselves, their children and their communities.
Rural, impoverished women in Guatemala
Direct beneficiaries per year:
In 2014, Friendship Bridge empowered more than 22,000 Guatemalan women with microcredit and education.
Geographic areas served:
10 departments throughout Guatemala
Microcredit Plus -- microcredit combined with nonformal education on relevant topics such as business, health and self-esteem.
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I have been a supporter of Friendship Bridge for several years, and recently joined a board committee. This summer, my daughter was a volunteer intern with FB in Guatemala. I know the director fairly well, starting before she joined the organization. Karen is a business powerhouse and is doing great things for the organization. She is also very visible and well connected in the community. Previously she had a very high powered job in the equipment leasing division of Key Bank.
I am a finance person, and have looked at the organization's 2012 Form 990. The net cash flow is positive and the balance sheet looks fairly strong with over $1 million of cash reserves. I have visited women that they serve in Guatemala, who had used loan proceeds to start small businesses and were very appreciative.
I am very involved in the non-profit world and am completely impressed by this organization.
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