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Friendship Bridge is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that empowers impoverished Guatemalan women to create a better future for themselves, their children and their communities through microfinance and education. As of June 2018, they had a loan portfolio of over $7.3 million and total assets of nearly $11 million. Friendship Bridge serves about 21,000 Guatemalan women as active clients—with a repayment rate above 98%. By providing ancillary services to clients, including non-formal education on topics like money management, self-esteem, women’s rights and the importance of keeping children in school, Friendship Bridge has become a leader in social performance. The organization also differentiates itself through the provision of credit in rural areas, solely serving women, and providing programs in clients’ indigenous languages. Under its strong leadership, the organization continues to expand its positive social and economic impact in a sustainable manner.