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Central America

It's 48 hours and counting. A Bpeace team has arrived in El Salvador and we are sucking on the fire hose of our experience. Began the moment we stepped off the plane. Juxtaposition and disparities ...

Rwanda
Soline typifies a Bpeace Fast Runner. Her commercial landscaping business grows with the help of Bpeace traveling mentors, branding, and assistance navigating government regulations.
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For three days we worked one-on-one with the Fast Runners on their Bpeace Forward Plans. In exhausting and exhilarating intimate two-hour dialogues, we helped them reach their aha moments on the st...

Afghanistan

We’ve known them on paper for months, but this trip—we call it the Mazar Summit—was the first time the Bpeace volunteers were meeting our new group of Fast Runners in person.

Soraya O...

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Mazar-e-Sharif should be a destination of choice in Afghanistan. It feels like an Afghan city at peace--a beacon of hope for the rest of the country.

The people in the streets appear relaxe...

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How refreshed we still looked on our last day in Rwanda with Richard and Monique Schmidt of the Akilah Institute for Women.

About 8 hours later, as Donna, Fran and I sat at the Starbucks at...

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We are here sitting at the Serena Hotel with Richard enjoying the renovated establishment and wonderful Buffet on our last day. Fran said "I'm staying/"

This after we spoke to the students ...

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Roma tomatoes are in high demand in Rwanda and The Serena Hotel is a major consumer of them. Shema Farms, operated by Sara--one of Bpeace's Race to Innovation finalists--is one of the hotel’s big...

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Guhondo is the heaviest gorilla ever weighed (of any type) at 440 lbs and Fran and I spent an hour with him in the jungle today, along with his family We took an early morning ride to Rwanda’s Vo...

Rwanda

One of the Business Club founders gave us a tour of the university and described how Bpeace was a key part of the support network that she and her peers access.