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Review for Business Council For Peace, Inc. (Bpeace), Water Mill, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with Bpeace for four years now and have witnessed its impact on women entrepreneurs it works with. I have been an active volunteer, that is I have worked with entrepreneurs directly, mostly in Afghanistan. Very rewarding experience, it expands your knowledge of cultures, entrepreneurship, it is intellectually stimulating since resources and tools that are readily available here in US are not in countries we operate, so you need to be creative, and finally emotionally very fulfilling when you realize by just sharing your knowledge and know how you made a difference in lives of not just those you worked with directly but indirectly (as the company grows and jobs created) in the community the business operates. You can do all of this from your office (as a host or as a mentor via skype) or when the opportunity comes, be a traveling mentor. Try it and you will never want to do anything else!

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer

Review for Business Council For Peace, Inc. (Bpeace), Water Mill, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Bpeace has a great philosophy to bringing sustainable peace to war torn countries: build local's business capacity and skills, help them be successful in their business of choice. This is accomplished by providing onsite (local to the country) business classes, providing laptops and essential business tools like Intuit Quickbooks, short internships in US based companies that resemble theirs, and matching them with US advocates that help them connect with the right people in US.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen how owners and their staff have grown professionally so much so they can identify areas of weakness and find solutions. I have seen companies grow their revenues and help their community by hiring people locally.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing really. With so little they do so much. It would have been great if I could give them a money tree that would provide them access to unlimited amount of funds so they can expand faster in countries and communities with great need.

Role:  Volunteer & As a member and a volunteer, I have been coaching entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. I have also been helping the organization in specific projects that would benefit those that they support.

Review for Business Council For Peace, Inc. (Bpeace), Water Mill, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is a terrific organization for anyone that wants to make a difference through hands-on work. There are plenty of opportunities aside from mentoring entrepreneurs so if that is not your thing, don't worry about it. I am surrounded by very talented, experienced and passionate people, all of us with one goal...create peace through helping those that are less fortunate create and grow their companies.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I receive daily messages from those that I am working with in Afghanistan. It is touching to see how grateful they are for our willingness to help them. I can see and feel I am making a difference.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Emotionally and intellectually fulfilled all the time.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very intelligent, giving, passionate, experienced in all walks of life, and supportive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

potentially create economic prosperity in places that have not experienced peace for decades, we could see kids grow up knowing they don't have to pickup arms to keep their family safe, we could see a very happy planet earth! Wouldn't that be nice.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Serve as an advocate/mentor to a female entrepreneur in Afghanistan.