Business Development Centers

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Hospitality in Rwanda

Thank you to PeaceCorps volunteer, Lind Waits-Kamau, for sharing these videos with us from her experience with Hospitality in Rwanda. Check out Patrice Habinshuti and our BDC Rwanda team in action! Video 1 Video 2 “This video was submitted for consideration in the 2017 Peace Corps Week Video Contest, ‘Highlighting Hospitality’”. It is made by

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Update on BDC Port Harcourt: Fall Graduation & Plans for Expansion

Today we’re excited to be sharing updates from our Business Development Center in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Licensee, Victor Itonyo, and his wife Josephine, have been leading the charge and faithfully preparing to expand into other parts of Nigeria. This past month, RCE Strategist, Jason Benedict, visited Port Harcourt to partake in the week’s graduation ceremony and

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Success Story Series: Haley Baker – BDC Uganda Entrepreneur, Social Activist

By Kaitlyn Hiltz // Featured Image Source We had a chance to catch up with Haley Baker, entrepreneur, and co-owner of Nguvu Dairy located in the town of Adjumani, in Northern Uganda.  An American, Haley is also a graduate and business competition winner of BDC Uganda’s Entrepreneurship Training Program. Through the BDC leaders, Haley was introduced to

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Success Story Series: Brandon Barrett, Visiting Executive to BDC Rwanda

By: Kaitlyn Hiltz Today we’re continuing our Success Story Series,  featuring the travels and testimonies of various RCE Visiting Executives and students from our Business Development Centers (BDCs). Background We had the opportunity of catching up with Brandon Barrett, a dual Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator in Arizona. Brandon is no stranger to the Chick-fil-a, Lifeshape International, or RCE network.

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BDC Alum Appointed New Director General of the Rwanda Cooperatives Agency

written by Patrice Habinshuti, Licensee, BDC Rwanda The BDC family always celebrates achievements of its entrepreneurial leaders and their role in transforming nations! We have great news to share on one of our graduates, Mr. Apollo Munanura, a graduate of BDC Rwanda Cohort 11. On August 10th, 2016; Mr. Munanura was appointed by the Cabinet

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Update on BDC Rwanda: New Cohort & Visiting Executives in Full Effect

BDC Rwanda is blessed to have a new cohort of 13 dynamic and aspiring entrepreneurs. The new cohort started it’s 14-week program on July 11th. With their badges and materials in hand, they’re officially underway. Showing much promise and enthusiasm, the class has really hit the ground running and already been exposed to some unique opportunities.  

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Interview: Grace & Mathilde – BDC Grads Helping One Another

Cohort 3 Graduate, Grace Mugabekazi, Interviews Mathilde Umurerwa from Cohort 1 for her Business Magazine *previously published Tell me about yourself. My name is Mathilde Umurerwa. I am a proud wife and mother of eight children. Four boys and four girls. I am 37. Plus, I am an entrepreneur! I own a company called Ntuma Supply

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Success Story Series: Colleene Isaacs – BDC Rwanda

A year ago, visiting executive and serial entrepreneur, Colleene Isaacs, followed her heart and took a trip of faith to Rwanda. She was introduced to an Investment Expo being hosted by BDC Rwanda, through a fellow kingdom business organization, Global Advance. Her time there proved to be a divine opportunity she’d felt God calling her

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Success Story Series: Jonathan Purser – BDC Uganda

By: Kaitlyn Hiltz // May 9th, 2016 The next testimony from our Success Story Series comes from another Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator, Jonathan Purser, out of Calhoun, GA. Jonathan’s story is truly touching and a testament to hard work, consistency, and the beauty of what happens when you set your gaze on the bigger picture. Background –

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Success Story Series: Darrell Frick & BDC Rwanda [Part 2]

Where Were We? –  Last month, we left off talking about the experiences of Darrell Frick, RCE ambassador, distance consultant, and visiting executive to BDC Rwanda. If you missed Part 1, you can catch up and check it out here. As anyone can imagine, there are often challenges associated with trying to communicate cross-continentally and cross-culturally.

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