Yvette Barnes (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Yvette Barnes (Bosnian Family - BOSFAM): Yvette earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from San Jose State University in San Jose, California. From 2002 to 2004, Yvette worked as a business development volunteer in Nepal where she trained a Nepali NGO on micro-enterprise development and micro-credit. After returning to the United States, Yvette worked as a project coordinator for a construction firm in Northern California. At the time of her fellowship she was pursuing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. concentrating in International Development.



Critical Mass

20 May

I’m a week away from leaving for Bosnia where I’ve been assigned to work with an organization called Bosfam. Bosfam is led by a woman named Beba my boss describes as “remarkable”. I’m hoping to learn a lot from her and maybe help the organization achieve critical mass.

Critical mass is the point at which Bosfam will change and there are a lot of indicators that Bosfam has reached that point. First, Bosfam’s products are being sold through Worldstock.com, a division of Overstock.com. Second, Bosfam’s going to be visited by a team from Aid to Artisans who are doing a project with Bosfam. Lastly, the Advocacy Project team in Washington DC, Beba and I all have a million ideas for Bosfam. I’m interested to see how all this will pan out this summer.

Posted By Yvette Barnes (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

Posted May 20th, 2006

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