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Global Brigades USA is the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Our mission is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world. Since 2005, more than 30,000 volunteers from 800 university groups have traveled to implement our nine skill-based programs to benefit more than 600,000 community members in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Ghana.

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Environmental Brigades
Environmental Brigades volunteers work with rural families and community leaders to improve environmental sustainability and livelihood. During the brigade, volunteers utilize household surveys conducted by Global Brigades staff and face-to-face discussions to connect with the community members and understand their environmental needs, and work alongside them to implement solutions to reforest, farm sustainably, and better manage both inorganic and organic wastes. The planting of native tree species restores the biodiversity and nutrient-cycling directly on the families’ land. By creating and utilizing organic fertilizers and natural pesticides, as well as diversifying the number and placement of agricultural plants, soil nutrients are improved while erosion is minimized. Agricultural yields can be increased without dramatically altering the lifestyle of the rural farmers, while in the meantime, the cost of sustaining the farm can be lessened by breaking away from petrochemical fertilizers. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to educate community members on the hazards of waste burning, as well as the environmental and health benefits of setting up composting along with other waste diversion methods.
Microfinance Brigades
Microfinance Brigade volunteers work with community bank loan officers to consult potential borrowers on improving financial sustainability through a 7 day Microfinance Brigade in Honduras. Student volunteers can either join an existing Microfinance Brigades chapter on their campus or create their own chapter and recruit other volunteers. Volunteers provide rural communities with the educational, financial, and organizational resources necessary to sustainably drive their own economic development. By partnering with other international organizations in microfinance, Microfinance Brigades provides the financial backing and technical support to create and strengthen independent community banks.
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Microfinance Brigades at College of Charleston
Microfinance is the provision of financial services to low-income clients (in our case those in poverty), including consumers and the self-employed, who traditionally lack access to banking and related services. During the course of this trip we will empower communities and help low income villagers in Honduras with opportunities to obtain low interest loans to invest in their farms or alternative income generating opportunities. Additionally, we will facilitate real micro lending transactions through community banks and microfinance institutions.
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Sustainable Exit Fund- Water Ghana 2013
Global Brigades USA is the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Our mission is to empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities while fostering local cultures. Since 2005, more than 5,000 volunteers from 110 university groups have traveled to implement our nine skill-based programs to benefit more than 100,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members.
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SUNY New Paltz Medical Brigade Ghana August 2014
07/31/2014 12:00 AM - 08/09/2014 12:00 AM
Birmingham Medical/Dental Ghana July/Aug 2014 USA
07/31/2014 12:00 AM - 08/09/2014 12:00 AM
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Program: Business Brigades
Chapter: Business Brigades at University of Pennsylvania
Sep 10 2010 - Sep 10 2010
Come learn about Global Brigades at UPenn! Hear from all the brigade chapters including Business Brigades, Public Health Brigades, Medical Brigades, and Water Brigades. Learn how you can get involved on campus and abroad to make a sustainable difference. Trip dates and details will be discussed.
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Program: Medical Brigades
Chapter: Medical Brigades at CUNY - Macaulay Honors College
Apr 19 2013 - Apr 19 2013
Meeting on more information about Panama. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST ATTEND.
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