“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
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.