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Business Brigades

Information Session

MONTH XX, 20XX

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GLOBAL BRIGADES

Global Brigades’ Mission: To empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities

Global Brigades’ Vision: To improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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PROGRAMS

To empower volunteers, Global Brigades offers 9 skill-based programs

ARCHITECTURE

BUSINESS

DENTAL

ENVIRONMENTAL

HUMAN RIGHTS

MEDICAL

MICROFINANCE

PUBLIC HEALTH

WATER

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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WHERE WE WORK

A combination of programs are offered inHonduras, Panama, Nicaragua and Ghana

  • Countries selected based on:
    • Large need in rural areas
    • Strong community partnerships
    • Logistically feasible
    • Safe for volunteers
  • Needs that Global Brigades addresses:
    • Basic services
    • Healthcare
    • Economic development

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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PROGRAMS & COUNTRIES

Honduras

Ghana

Nicaragua

Panama

Architecture

Business

Dental

Medical

Microfinance

Public Health

Water

Business

Dental

Medical

Microfinance

Water

Medical

Public Health

Business

Dental

Environmental

Human Rights

Medical

Microfinance

Public Health

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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PROGRAMS & COUNTRIES

Honduras

Ghana

Nicaragua

Panama

Architecture

Business

Dental

Medical

Microfinance

Public Health

Water

Business

Dental

Medical

Microfinance

Water

Medical

Public Health

Business

Dental

Environmental

Human Rights

Medical

Microfinance

Public Health

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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RURAL GHANA STATISTICS

The National Literacy rate is42.1%

Only 42% of the population

has access to potable drinking water

In rural communities 89% of people have

no access to public sanitary services

Limited or no access to stable financial systems

17.8% of rural population uses surface

water as their primary water source

TAKE ACTION

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

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5in 6 people in rural Ghana

do not have access to safe saving services

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90%

of people

in Ghana do not have access to or do not use formal or informal loaning services

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For every

1 Business

Volunteer

$100

is investedin a community bank

=

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HOW BUSINESS HELPS

  • Business is connected to:
    • Education
    • Economic potential
    • Opportunities for growth
    • Access to Capital & Consulting:
    • Increases financial literacy to strategic business investment
    • Encourages family financial planning
    • Decreases risk of loan sharks
  • What are the Business Issues?
    • Communities need to see the connection financial literacy and well-being
    • Families lack basic financial understanding
    • Businesses do not perceive their growth potential

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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WHAT IS A BUSINESS BRIGADE?

  • Business Brigades
  • Through multiple 10 day brigades, community members receive financial literacy workshops, business consulting, and loans.
    • Volunteers break up into small groups to meet with business owners to work on improving business model and assist with loan applications.
    • Volunteers work through community bank to hold financial literacy workshops.
    • Each student provides $100 to be invested in the local community bank, which is used as seed capital to fund loans of local micro-enterprises.

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY

  • Community Selection
  • Based on
    • Need
    • Access to financial support
    • Community commitment
  • Sustainability Aspects
    • Community led and owned financial system
    • Volunteers operate and maintain the loan system
    • Long-term sustainable incentives for further development
    • Development Fund leaders provide advice and consultation to business owners
    • Co-op Committees develop and maintain community businesses
    • Technician ensures that the loan capital are being properly managed.

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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GHANA BUSINESS TEAM

  • Business Brigades Team
  • Leads your brigade
  • Performs community follow-up
  • Train community to perpetuate microfinance system
  • Train CDF Leaders in sound business practices
  • Build community relations
    • Works with community in preparation for brigade arrival
  • Updates the website and sends out newsletters to past and future volunteers

AKWAABA!

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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WHY WE WANT YOU

  • Your Benefits
  • Contribute to sustainable change
    • Provide a community access to capital, business concepts and economic potential
  • Education application
    • Consulting & Business application
    • Cultural immersion
    • Business plan needs and solutions
    • International development experience
  • Community Benefits
  • Empowerment
    • Students empower communities
    • Reinforces communities commitment to their economic development
  • Advice for business growth
  • Investment for loans

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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SAMPLE BRIGADE ITINERARY

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

  • Day 1 – Arrival & Program Introduction
  • Transportation to lodging facility
    • Electricity, showers and bathrooms
    • Bed linens and pillow
    • Laundry and room cleaning
    • 24 hour security
    • Limited internet
  • Ghana & Business Program introduction
    • The Global Brigades Model
    • Business Program Model
    • The Community Development Fund
    • The Microfinance Link
    • Cultural Sensitivity

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

Day 2 – Relationship Building

  • Community Introduction
  • Understanding the community
    • Socio-economic perspective
    • Cultural perspective
  • Needs vs. Assets
    • Understanding the main necessities of the community and the available ways to satisfy them
  • OPENING CEREMONY
  • CDF Meeting
  • CDF Leader interaction
    • Question & answer
    • Leader’s perspective

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

  • Day 3 – Family Interviews
  • Visit families in their homes
  • Develop an understanding of:
    • Families’ financial literacy
    • Occupation
    • Business Aspirations
    • Culture
    • Potential loan candidates
  • Encourage interaction between families and volunteers
  • Develop an understanding of families assets and wealth

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

  • Day 4,5,6 & 7 – Community Wide/FamilyWorkshops
  • Financial Literacy workshop:
    • Savings and Loans
  • Business workshops
    • Marketing
    • Operations
    • Financial
  • Why educate
    • Gain awareness about the CDF
    • Instill sustainable business knowledge

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

  • Day 4,5,6 & 7 – Small Business Consulting Sessions
  • The second half of the days will beused for providing recommendations and strategies to improve and strengthen the business
  • Sessions are tailored to the needsof each small business
    • Accounting and bookkeeping
    • Inventory Management
    • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Operations & Marketing
    • Budgeting and financial goals

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

  • During the week – Capital Investment
  • Volunteers donate $100 investment
  • Investments will be dispersed as:
    • CDF Capitalization – Investmentsare disbursed as loans, which are paid back to community banks for future loan disbursement
    • Social Enterprise/Co-ops – SpecialLoan package for businesses witha social positive externality
    • Education Initivatices

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

  • Day 8 – Community Presentation
  • Present to the community what was done over the week and how it isgoing to affect them
  • Update CDF leaders on progress madethrough the week and what they needto follow-up.
  • Meet with consulted families to go over recommendations one more time
  • CLOSING CEREMONY

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

  • Day 9 – Excursion Day
  • Work on final brigade deliverables concerning financial literacy, business development and development research.
  • Visit the Cape Coat Castle and het a historical perspective of the slave trade that existed in the area.

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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10 DAY BRIGADE

  • Day 10 – Departure
  • Start planning for next brigade
    • Set goals
    • Leadership position
  • Share experience with donors, friends, family
  • Get connected through GB networks
    • Updates on your community and water system
  • Learn and share about microfinance issues across the world

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

cultural day

introduction

assessment

analysis

investment

departure

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MEET YOUR COMMUNITY

www.globalbrigades.org/ghana-communities

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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TOTAL CONTRIBUTION

  • How is your Business Brigade Funded?
  • Volunteers’ Program Contribution: $880
    • Brigade expenses
    • Program sustainability
    • Project Fund
  • Airfare: Variable
  • Program Contribution Details
  • 10 day program
  • Accommodations and meals (vegetarian options available)
  • Clean drinking water
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • In-country transportation
  • Translators and coordinators
  • Program sustainability and follow-up between brigades
  • Project Fund - $100

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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RESOURCES FOR YOU

  • Fundraising Tool www.empowered.org
  • Send links of brigade project information to donors
  • Create personalized profile to share with your donors
  • Track donation progress on individual and group level
  • Student Resource Site www.globalbrigades.org
  • Brigade planning materials
  • Collection of reports from past brigades
  • Community profiles
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Advising Team
  • Share best practices for all aspects of brigade preparation
  • Answer questions about brigade and community
  • Contact admin@globalbrigades.org to get in touch with your advisor

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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JOIN THE NEXT BRIGADE!

Sign up or contact one of the following University of XYZ Business Brigades leaders:

NAME

President

Email:

Phone Number:

Photo

Here

NAME

President

Email:

Phone Number:

Photo

Here

ABOUT

LOCATION

BUSINESS

BRIGADE

CONTRIBUTION

TAKE ACTION

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