Telling friends and people I meet that I have family in Guatemala often prompts an inquisitive expression.
“You don’t look Guatemalan,” many say.
Up close and personal, or virtually, Bpeace Skillanthropists make connections across borders and spark growth, hope and jobs.
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
By Toni Maloney
Two Bpeace volunteers, Kimberly Smithson-Abel, a business development and HR specialist from Texas, and Shankar Lakhavani, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and manufacturing specialist from Pennsylvania, spent a week in El Salvador advising Sevi
By Toni Maloney
Bpeace Traveling Mentor Tim Worthington