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Rwanda

After an engaging week in Pennsylvania, four Bpeace Rwandan Fast Runner entrepreneurs traveled to New York City  to apprentice with Host Companies and continue gathering transferable business and technical skills.

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The Columbia Business School eagerly embraced Bpeace's four visiting Rwandan Fast Runners when they shared their personal stories on a panel titled, “Doing Business Our Way: Voices of Rwanda Female Entrepreneurs.”

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Four Bpeace Rwanda Fast Runners rolled into Harrisburg, PA in early April 2011 and left with inspiring business lessons in to expand their hospitality, landscaping and funeral service businesses.

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The garden center manager held the garden center owner’s face in her hands. A perfect fit for a garden center owner, the woman’s name is Soline. “Soline, does th

Events

The red carpet was the hallway at the global law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf.  The fashion statements were more sassy than flashy.  The opening video took the night’s first award.

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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.

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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 biggest suppliers.

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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.

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Herve is a finalist in the Bpeace Race to Innovation who is going to college here in Butare. I met with this young man for over two hours last night to talk about his vision to create jobs for women. He said he was inspired by his mother who raise

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Lively cultural bonding among the Sweet Dreams’ trainees and Bpeace takes the form of a morning song and dance party in our classroom at the National University of Rwanda.

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Above, Sabra on the right with one of the trainees with her t-shirt from Rwanda's One Million Women March.

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It was smiling faces and waving hands as soon as the Bpeace team walked into the reception at Petit Prince Hotel with the women we will be training to work at the Sweet Dreams ice cream store. We were moved and inspired by their openness and curio

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Sabra was stunned and so was BpeaceHQ when she told us.

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On May 12, more than 200 guests celebrated Bpeace’s successful 2010 DanceGiving FUNraising campaign at the City Winery to raise much-needed capital.