Saturday, August 20, 2005
Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa. Women have a life expectancy of only 48 years. Photo © Peter Lien 2005
Anne, Cari, Delilah, Jita, Kate, Marla, Maureen and Peter in Rwanda--August-September 2005.
Bpeace (The Business Council for Peace) is a non-profit international network of business professionals who volunteer to help women entrepreneurs in post-conflict regions expand their businesses, create employment and build a more peaceful future for their communities. More jobs mean less violence.
What is the purpose of this Bpeace mission to Rwanda?
To develop our strategy in the region by integrating key learnings from the first phase of Bpeace's activities in Rwanda (2003/4) with this mission's fresh assessment of the current business/social environment. One important objective will be to identify leading candidates for the Bpeace Fast Runner program within promising existing or emerging industries.
Who is paying for this Bpeace mission?
We are, out of our pockets. Bpeace members pay for their own travel on missions, thereby ensuring that donor funds raised go directly into programs for our women in the field.