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Events

On a May evening at Capitale in downtown Manhattan, more than 225 dedicated Bpeace operatives and friends convened for the Secret Agent for Bpeace Gala.  From the first pour of a Bpeace-tini, the evening revealed an agenda of fun and inspirat

Afghanistan

Country:  Afghanistan 

Business:  Stare Sham Beauty Salon and Gyms, with all-female employees and clients in Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth largest city in Afghanistan

Corporate Partnership

In 2006, when husband and wife Eric and Jessica Talley set about looking for ways to cure their pit bull’s severe allergies, they could never have guessed it would be the start of their wildly successful doggie bakery, Bubba Rose Biscuit Company

Skillanthropists

Building brand strategies to connect with customers

Guatemala

A growing digital company needs new ways of working

As a rapidly growing mobile and Web development company, Guatemala-based MilknCookies produces content

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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

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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

Afghanistan

Bpeace has connected Zarghuna virtually with international experts, and brought her to the U.S. where she apprenticed with businesses in her industry. Local Afghan consultants have helped Zarghuna develop marketing strategies for her gyms and salo

Corporate Partnership

“Entrepreneurship Lessons for Peace and Profit” headlines the The Associated Press story that broke November 19, 2014 covering four of our Fast Runners and three of our Host Companies.

Events

At the November 2014 Bpeace annual meeting in New York City, we were pleased to announce that 49 Bpeacers across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. earned VERAs (Volunteer Excellence Recognition Awards).

El Salvador

I couldn’t help but grab my camera when my plane began flying over the lush, green countryside of El Salvador.  My last visit was during the dry season and while it was still very beautiful it was now so much greener than before.  I wa

Events

The 5th Annual Pedal for Peace was held on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 and was a huge success.  Thank you to the 50 riders, 20 volunteers and five sponsors who made this beautiful day in the Berkshires possible.  The team rode a colle

Afghanistan

The statistics on women and girls in Afghanistan are appalling. Only 21% of girls complete primary education, less than 13% are literate and the country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the highest in the world. Despite a new constitution, ad

Skillanthropists

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

Skillanthropists

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