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Business Brigades @

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Parihan Ali
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CHAPTER STATS

$105,356

FUNDRAISED

8

BRIGADES

69

VOLUNTEERS

23

CHAPTER MEMBERS

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SPONSORS

Boston University is a chapter of Global Business Brigades, an international movement of university students and professionals building economic opportunities in the developing world. We work alongside promising entrepreneurs and experienced year-round staff to create financial opportunities in remote, rural, and under resourced areas of Honduras and Ghana. We work with communities to build community-owned banks to provide access to loans, savings accounts and financial literacy for community members. Volunteers assist in consulting micro-enterprises, assessing loan capacity payments and providing financial literacy workshops to families. nnIn conjunction with our Business Program, Global Brigades also supports communities with healthcare, sanitation and clean water projects, and uniquely implements these programs in a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. Our model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably evolving to a relationship of impact monitoring. To learn more, please visit www.globalbrigades.org.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
Boston University Business Brigades May 2018 Nicaragua
May 12, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Global Brigades offers 7-day Business Brigades throughout the year in Honduras and Nicaragua. Business Brigades volunteers empower rural communities in Panama without access to financial services and business guidance by providing micro-enterprise counseling, financial planning assistance, and strategic investment. During the brigade, volunteers divide into small groups to conduct client visits in which they get to know the client and assess each client’s level of financial competency, entrepreneurial aspirations, and/or business knowledge. Volunteers then provide educational and capacity building assistance in the form of workshops. Topics range from personal finance to basic accounting and business planning.
$13,442
of $6,541
100%
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2
volunteers needed

Chapter Contribution for 2019 Brigades
Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Donate on behalf of this Global Business Brigades chapter to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Business Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2018- Oct 2019 Brigade Season.
$0
of $0
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Boston University Business Brigade May 2017 Panama
May 13, 2017 - May 19, 2017

Global Brigades offers 7-day Business Brigades throughout the year in Honduras and Panama. Business Brigades volunteers empowers rural communities in Panama without access to financial services and business guidance by providing micro-enterprise counseling, financial planning assistance and strategic investment. During the brigade, volunteers divide into small groups to conduct client visits in which they get to know the client and assess each client’s level of financial competency, entrepreneurial aspirations, and/or business knowledge. Volunteers then provide educational and capacity building assistance in the form of workshops. Topics range from personal finance to basic accounting and business planning.
$18,076
of $18,072
100%
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1
volunteers needed

Chapter Contribution for 2018 Brigades
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Donate on behalf of this Global Business Brigades chapter to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Business Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2017- Oct 2018 Brigade Season.
$1,500
of $0
100%
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Boston University Business Brigade May 2016 Panama
May 08, 2016 - May 14, 2016

Global Brigades offers 7-day Business Brigades throughout the year in Honduras and Panama. Business Brigades volunteers empowers rural communities in Panama without access to financial services and business guidance by providing micro-enterprise counseling, financial planning assistance and strategic investment. During the brigade, volunteers divide into small groups to conduct client visits in which they get to know the client and assess each client’s level of financial competency, entrepreneurial aspirations, and/or business knowledge. Volunteers then provide educational and capacity building assistance in the form of workshops. Topics range from personal finance to basic accounting and business planning.
$22,175
of $20,760
100%
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0
volunteers needed

Chapter Contribution for 2017 Brigades
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Donate on behalf of this Global Business Brigades chapter to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Business Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2016- Oct 2017 Brigade Season.
$1,500
of $0
100%
DONATE
Boston University Business Brigade May 2015 Panama
May 11, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7 day Business Brigades in Panama throughout the year. Business Brigades volunteers empowers rural communities in Panama, without access to financial services and business guidance, by providing micro-enterprise counseling, financial planning assistance and strategic investment. During the brigade, volunteers divide into small groups to conduct client visits in which they get to know the client, assess each client’s level of financial competency, entrepreneurial aspirations, and/or business knowledge. Volunteers then provide educational and capacity building assistance in the form of workshops. Topics range from personal finance to basic accounting and business planning. Additionally, volunteers invest in the community bank by providing seed capital. In turn, the seed capital provides loans to a small business to either expand current operations or pursue a new entrepreneurial opportunity. Working side-by-side with community members affords volunteers the opportunity for cultural exchange, micro-finance, and consulting experience. The clients benefit by learning personal financial and business skills and gain access to credit and savings opportunities. Community businesses benefit from the counseling and better access to credit. The community benefits because the profits earned by the community bank stay in the community to be used by the community! Between brigades our in-country team maintains relationships with the community bank and borrowers to provide follow-up and measure outcomes.
$27,882
of $27,744
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0
volunteers needed

January 2012 Boston University Business Brigade
Jan 08, 2012 - Jan 15, 2012

Boston University volunteers will spend 8 days in a rural community in Panama to help provide solutions to the community’s economic needs. The target beneficiaries have been previously excluded from formal financial institutions & therefore lacked access to savings and credit opportunities. Beneficiaries tend to have a low level of income, lack of collateral, & low level of education. During the brigade, volunteers divide into small groups to conduct household visits in which they get to know the family, assess each household’s level of financial competency and entrepreneurial aspirations. After the assessments the volunteers provide educational and technical assistance in the form of workshops. Topics range from personal finance to basic accounting and business planning. Additionally, volunteers invest in the community savings and loan (S&L) cooperative by providing seed capital. In turn, the seed capital provides loans to a small business to either expand current operations or pursue a new entrepreneurial opportunity. Working side-by-side with community members affords volunteers the opportunity for cultural exchange, micro-finance, and consulting experience. The households benefit by learning personal financial and business skills and gain access to credit and savings opportunities. Community businesses benefit from the consulting and loans. The community benefits because the profits earned by the S&L stay in the community to be used by the community!
$20,775
of $18,965
100%
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2
volunteers needed

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