Do you want to change the world? You're in the right place! Join us at W4 in empowering girls and women for the benefit of everyone! You can donate to our projects around the world, launch your own team fundraiser, (e-)volunteer your skills and/or spread the word about our work!
How does it work?
Choose one or more projects you care about from our portfolio of projects around the world, make a donation and see the life-changing, even life-saving, impact of your giving!
How does it work?
Create your own uber-cool fundraising team to raise funds for (a) project(s) you care about, then invite your friends/colleagues/family to donate and change the world with you! Multiply the good and multiply your impact!
How do gift cards work?
Offer a friend/colleague/loved one a unique, unforgettable gift with a W4 gift card! When you offer a W4 gift card, the recipient of your gift can choose a project to support from among our many girls' & women's empowerment projects around the world. The recipient of your gift card will receive updates throughout the year about the project, as well as W4 "goodies" relating to the project. So offer a W4 gift card today and spread joy & love!
Make a donation to W4
Provide indigenous women in rural Guatemala skills training to reduce household poverty
9 Contributors Launched June 01, 2018
During June and July 2018 W4 will match up to $25,000.00 dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of your gift!
In countries like Guatemala, one of the poorest in Latin America, many women face the harsh realities of poverty, violence, and discrimination.
Currently, over a tenth of Guatemala’s population struggles to survive on less than $1.25 PPP per day – and over a quarter of families across the country are considered to be “multidimensionally poor”, facing deprivations in education, health, and their standard of living. In Guatemala there are also high rates of violence against women and high rates of child malnutrition, particularly among rural, indigenous populations.
THE SOLUTIONS WE'RE PROPOSING
Friendship Bridge is working to counter these issues and create transformative change through its programs, which combines microcredit, non-formal education, advanced education, and health services to empower women to create better futures for themselves, their children, and their communities.
Their Advanced Education programs offer clients further training to build new skills in their chosen professional field. This includes their newly launched Women’s Agriculture Credit and Training Program which gives their agriculture clients an education in technical training, risk mitigation services, business assistance, and environmental sustainability.
Friendship Bridge’s Artisan-Market-Access Program, another part of Advanced Education, offers artisan and artist clients trainings designed to ready them to access new markets, locally and globally. Several of their long-term successful clients sell their products in Friendship Bridge’s online Tipica Marketplace, which is launching its first ever Summer Collection side-by-side with this campaign! Donate today and receive a special gift from this new Summer Collection!
THE IMPACT OF GIVING
Your gift ensures every Friendship Bridge client is offered opportunities to become empowered and improve the lives of herself, her family, and her community.
Donate to this campaign and you will expand Advanced Education to even more entrepreneurs. These trainings will provide clients skills to lift themselves out of poverty. Also you will receive a special thank you gift from the Artisan’s Summer Collection! Your donation will help more than 26,000 women in Guatemala by providing education and health services to continue providing opportunities to empower the women Friendship Bridge serves.
WHY FUND US?
Friendship Bridge believes in a hand up, not a hand out. Your donation isn't charity, but rather supports long-term, sustainable solutions to poverty. You’re giving a gift of a better life and empowerment for women in Guatemala!
Donations made through the W4 platform are tax deductible in France (for donations made in Euros) and in the United States (for donations made in US Dollars). For more information, please see our page "Donate to W4 ».
Advanced skill-set training
Gives one woman an advanced skill-set like Agricultural training that she can use to advance her business
Multi-color, handmade key chain
Delivery date : September 2018
Full year schooling
Empowers a farmer to send one child to school for a full year
Beautiful, handmade trifold wallet
Delivery date : September 2018
First-time farmer loan
The average loan issued to a first-time farmer, allowing her to expand her business in ways she never thought possible