Bpeace operates in conflict-affected communities where good jobs, especially for women, are limited.
In El Salvador and Guatemala, the 77 businesses that Bpeace advises employ 5,000 locals, 49% of them women. These companies generate over $180M in revenue and support more than 20,000 family members.
We have 30 more businesses waiting for Bpeace advice in 2020, and we need your donation to create hundreds more jobs.
WOMEN DIRECTLY IMPACTED AS ENTREPRENEURS AND WORKERS
Bpeace helped Martha, owner of a chain of convenience stores, improve her supply chain so that her customers could rely on essential purchases such as diapers, baby formula, and basic food stuffs.
Michelle has technology skills but was having trouble finding employment and considered leaving her native Guatemala. She ultimately found a job at a tech business that is now growing as a result of Bpeace consulting.
Raiza works for a struggling importing business. After growth guidance from Bpeace, Raiza's employer was able to provide her with more sustainable work that allows her to raise her children in a safer environment and out of the reach of gangs.
BPEACE IS THE THE GAMECHANGER FOR ALL THESE WOMEN
Our network of business volunteer experts—Skillanthropists—step in to advise businesses in conflict-affected communities, strengthening Martha’s business, and those where Michelle and Raiza work.
Next year, Bpeace will provide more than $2 million in pro bono consulting services that generate $183 million in revenue in these local challenged economies. Every dollar that Bpeace donors like you invest in our programs is tripled by the value of the professional time our 320+ Bpeace Skillanthropists volunteer every year.
WHY WE DO IT
When women work, violence in a region lessens.
When women lead, communities stabilize.
And when women business leaders have support, communities accelerate toward peace and prosperity.
Bpeace (the Business Council for Peace) is committed to a world where women business leaders in conflict-affected communities have the tools and support to succeed, grow, and create good jobs. More jobs mean less violence®
With your support today, in 2020 we can create more opportunities for women like Martha, Michelle and Raiza. More opportunity for women in conflict-affected communities to stabilize their families, their neighborhoods and their countries.