By the time Noura graduates from college this May, she will have her first business up and running. Noura is one of hundreds of college-age Syrian women refugees now living in Lebanon.
Enter Bpeace, helping 17 of these fearless young women find their way to entrepreneurship. For the past nine months, Skillanthropist Wynona Heim has mentored Noura remotely to broaden her business focus from kitchen design to general architecture, increase her management skills and refine her business plan. When the formal Bpeace program concludes upon her graduation, Noura plans to continue to work closely with Wynona, who lives in Seattle.
Noura has already secured Beiruit office space in an incubator and begun creating her marketing materials. She plans to build her business in Lebanon, and then expand back home to Syria as conditions there stabilize, where she'll be poised to lead her country's rebuilding efforts.