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“What’s the most pressing issue of our time?” asks Gates,

“It really is ending poverty in the world. And we know to do that you have to put women and girls at the center”

– Melinda Gates, Forbes 2015

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What is A Global Friendship?

A global friendship (AGF) is a nonprofit devoted to improving the standard of living in developing communities by empowering women through guidance and training to build their own women-owned small businesses.

AGF strives to improve women’s economic status –hence their autonomy, visibility, and representation –one investment at a time.

AGF has helped women create and sustain their own small businesses in Indonesia, Thailand, and Peru. AGF is currently working on projects in India and Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.