Global Brigades, Inc

Global Brigades

Global Brigades (GB) is the largest, student-led, nonprofit health and sustainable development organization with varied membership that spans North American and European universities. Participating student and professional volunteers empower communities in developing countries with sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and environment, while respecting local culture. Wikipedia

Global Brigades

Global Brigades (GB) is the largest, student-led, nonprofit health and sustainable development organization with varied membership that spans North American and European universities. Participating student and professional volunteers empower communities in developing countries with sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and environment, while respecting local culture. Wikipedia

Jul 31, 1:51 PM

You board a flight and travel to another country for your brigade. What is the experience actually like? Head over to our FB page to read through Day 1 of our 9-part series by @uhgmb! #GlobalBrigades #GB365 #MedicalBrigades #GlobalMedicalBrigades #Volunteer #VolunteerAbroad #Sustainability #SustainableDevelopment #ScrubLife #CollegeLife

Jul 28, 11:05 AM

Find a Global Brigades Chapter near you, or put your university on the map! Become a leader so you can eat, sleep, brigade, repeat! #GlobalBrigades #VolunteerAbroad #GB365

Jul 27, 7:02 PM

Thanks GB Ambassador Tanisa for this #FacesOfGB story from Panama. ""Meet Jimmy. He is a husband, a father and a grandfather. He lives with his big family and really cute dogs in the small community of Curti in Southeastern Panama. He''s been a lifelong baker and although his community faces disadvantages like a lack of electricity - he decided to start a bakery business. Jimmy faced the same challenges that every entrepreneur overcomes in the hope of a starting a business. He had to prove his case to his Caja Rural (a community bank owned and run by community members) in order to receive a loan to get the resources for his business. He had to make sure his business acumen was perfect so he could make decisions and manage risks properly, which he did with help and guidance from business students on Brigades. He had to make the crucial decision of what products to bake and how he would market them. And finally he had to create a budget for his business. He prioritized his different moves with efficiency and his customer base in mind. It took months of preparation and hard work, but he did it. He became an entrepreneur and he started a business where he could do what he loved everyday. Poverty is like a wheel. And when we donate money to organizations or push our lawmakers to work on economic initiatives - that may temporarily stop the wheel. But we don''t want temporary solutions to poverty, we have to end it permanently. And the only way to end poverty is to break the wheel. Break the chains off the hands of those 2.8 billion people who live with less than 2 dollars per day. And we can break the wheel only through people. Check out our FB page for the full story! :@madeleinegrace4 :@tanisa_maha

Jul 26, 1:12 PM

You cant deny the friendships that form when you spend countless hours digging trenches, mixing concrete, taking vitals, sharing meals, or sitting through long rides in the rural countryside with passionate people. Tag your Best Brigade Friends! New blog in bio! . . . . . #GlobalBrigades #GB365 #Friends #Friendship #Volunteer #VolunteerAbroad #Sustaiability #SustainableDevelopment #CollegeLife #MedicalBrigade #FriendshipDay #Squad #SquadGoals #BFF #BBF : @saraholfelt