Blue Marble Dreams is the non-profit arm of Blue Marble Ice Cream. Our dream is to create joy and prosperity through the unlikely medium of ice cream. We build ice cream shops with women in distressed areas to catalyze economic progress and community vitality.
In 2010, we partnered with a group of women in Butare, Rwanda to build Inzozi Nziza (Sweet Dreams), their town's first-ever ice cream shop. Since opening, Inzozi Nziza has trained and employed dozens of women, supported countless local farmers and producers and provided the Butare community with a place to connect, indulge and revive. Today, the shop is 100% self-sustaining and owned outright by our Rwandan partners. A beautiful, critically-acclaimed documentary film, titled Sweet Dreams, chronicled the making and impact of this special shop. Watch the trailer here, and look for the full-length film on Hulu, Amazon and iTunes.
We are currently working on replicating this innovative model of empowerment, development and recovery in Port au Prince, Haiti. With our partners at Haiti 155, we are building Bèl Rèv, Haiti's most spectacular ice cream shop. Grand opening planned for Fall 2015. Please visit the Blue Marble Dreams website to learn more and make a tax-deductible contribution.
The work of Blue Marble Dreams would not be possible without the generosity and goodwill of our many friends, customers and supporters. Special thanks to our major funders and sponsors, including the Clinton Foundation, NRG, JetBlue, the Segal Family Foundation, TriBeCa Pediatrics' We Care for Your Kids Foundation, the International Foundation, Retail Design Institute and Billy C.