Here’s a little video of a more average women’s group meeting at Friendship Bridge. The women meet, pray, have a little team-building exercise, have some “informal education”, this time about how to vote in the upcoming election, then pay their “cuota”, the monthly payment, and figure out about the next meeting. The informal education is one of the facets of Friendship Bridge that they’re most proud of. They want the credit program to be a path to educational growth.
The Friendship Bridge women attend these meetings every 28 days (4 weeks). They’re not on a monthly schedule because the 4-week schedule makes it much more practical for the loan officers to schedule the meetings.
Some of the women deposit their money directly in the bank, and others bring cash to the session, which means that there is often a need to go right to the bank after the meeting.' />