P E A C E  T H R O U G H  B U S I N E S S
2008 - 2009 Time Line

Having strong ties to Rwanda, Oklahoma Christian University asked IEEW to implement our Peace through Business program with women entrepreneurs in Rwanda.  With the support of the Rwandan government and Oklahoma Christian’s on-the-ground staff, Peace through Business proved to be a program that can expand to any country that desires to build their economy through the empowerment of its women entrepreneurs.  

Below are the key dates of this program:

July 3, 2008 - Rwandan women arrive in Oklahoma City
July 7, 2008 - Class begins at Oklahoma Christian University
July 25, 2008 - Class work ends
July 26, 2008 - Mentor Week begins in Oklahoma City
August 1, 2008 - Graduation and Final Reception in Oklahoma City
August 2, 2008 - Flight home to Rwanda

Graduation of 2008 Peace through Business-Rwanda class

Juliet Mbabazi

Elise Umulisa

Goretti Kabuto

Goretti Kabuto performing dance

Sarah Bucyana

Bertha Kabuto

Rwandan Women attending a Rotary Meeting
Back row: Sarah Sears, S Designs, Juliet Mbabazi, Elise Umulisa-Easy Travel Rwanda, Mary Melon, Publisher, Journal Record and Goretti Kabuto, Business Rwanda Magazine.
Front row: Emertha Uwanyirgira, Children’s Voice in Rwanda, Joy Umurungi, JUM Exclusive Clothing and Angie Hendricks, CEO – Bentley Hedges Travel.