After three trips on behalf of Bpeace, Skillanthropist Justin Harlow still enjoys helping Fast Runners find innovative ways to solve their most sticky business problems.
Up close and personal, or virtually, Bpeace Skillanthropists make connections across borders and spark growth, hope and jobs.
By Sabrina Prince
"Afghanistan is very fragmented. Abdul’s market is limited because the infrastructure to cross into other regions doesn’t exist. Also, I learned women make the purchasing decisions and I needed I needed to get Abdul to appreciate that.”
By Tim Teran
"Carlos created a play area so that female workers could bring their kids to work. Another employer in Guatemala City created a dorm for workers from outside the city. That speaks to how much business owners want to grow by helping folks."
By Krista Gray
Seizing an opportunity to share your skills, talents and knowledge with those who can benefit from them is a rewarding and precious experience. Yvette Franco, a Bpeace volunteer who traveled to Guatemala to meet with and mentor local entrepreneurs
By Maya Fried
Volunteering within a busy schedule: It can be done
By Carole Vaporean
When New Yorker Kenneth Watson agreed to advise small business owners in El Salvador for the Bpeace Fast Runners program, he never could have guessed it would involve actual running—six arduous miles’ worth. But that wasn’t the only surprise
By Angela Scalpello
Spending time in El Salvador as a Bpeace Traveling Mentor, I had the opportunity to work with six such sustainable businesses and their hard-working leaders. My role was to help them understand how to develop programs, practices and work environme
By Fernando Lopez
When I got there on the first day of the workshop I started my introduction by saying “let me tell you why I chose to spend my vacation with you…” I made this trip because I saw this project as completely connected to my personal mission: fi
By Aja Somal
GLG, the world’s largest membership for professional learning and expertise, asked me to be a Traveling Mentor for Bpeace, spending a week in El Salvador working with the owners of Los Trillizos bakery; a struggling, but fast-growing start-up. B