Business Council for Peace (Bpeace)
The Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) is a 15-year old award-winning non-profit organization. We lift communities in need by working with local entrepreneurs to scale their businesses, create significant employment for all, and expand the economic power of women. We believe: More jobs mean less violence.®
We so love what we do. We are a membership organization of 300+ business volunteers (we call them Skillanthropists) who provide their expertise pro bono to the entrepreneurs we assist in El Salvador, Guatemala, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Bpeace has facilitated Road Trips where over 230 U.S. companies opened their doors and shared best practices with Afghan, Guatemalan and Salvadoran business owners (we call them Fast Runners). Many of these visits were with the support of the U.S. Department of State.
Fast Runners who have been in the Bpeace program for more than a year, average 22% job growth and 22% revenue growth. 71% of of the businesses we assist are women owned or led.