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.
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.
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.
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 $460,000 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.
Photolease, a UK-based company that leases photo and imagery equipment, was drawn to Friendship Bridge's microcredit program. Looking to make an international impact, Photolease began supporting Friendship Bridge's work in 2011 and has since established a foundation to support microfinance organizations around the world. Photolease created a short film about Friendship Bridge clients during the summer of 2011 to show others the importance of microcredit in the lives of impoverished women. The film as been adapted for US audiences and will debut at Friendship Bridge's Building Bridges 2012 Gala on April 19, 2012.
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.
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.
Tulong, LLC. Tulong, LLC. has partnered with Friendship Bridge to donate a portion of its proceeds from its "Repair the World" clothing line to support our microcredit and education programs. Tulong, LLC. is a new company that is dedicated to making a difference in the world through the manufacture of environmentally and socially sustainable apparel.