Business Brigades @

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Amanda Hartoun
MESSAGE
Georgina Quintana
MESSAGE

CHAPTER STATS

$191,663

FUNDRAISED

13

BRIGADES

147

VOLUNTEERS

106

CHAPTER MEMBERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

DePaul 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
COVID-19 Program Continuation Fund
May 05, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021

Donate funds toward sustaining programs during COVID-19. Your donations can still make the same impact as a brigade and more.
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DePaul University Business Brigade November 2018 Panama
Nov 26, 2018 - Dec 02, 2018

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.
$10,152
of $10,152
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1
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.
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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
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DePaul University Business Brigade June 2016 Panama
Jun 18, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016

Global Brigades offers 7-10 day Business Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Ghana. 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.

Global Brigades offers 7-day Environmental Brigades throughout the year in Panama. Environmental Brigades provide student volunteers with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in environmental management and education by empowering community members in rural communities. During brigades, volunteers spend time with environmental committees to better understand the region's pressing environmental concerns and potential for improvement. Through interactive workshops and the implementation of physical projects, student volunteers provide the education and physical assistance necessary for these families to sustain long-term behavioral change, which will benefit the well-being of not only themselves but their surrounding environment as well. Subsequent brigades build on each other and therefore, projects are continued through successive phases year after year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with our community leaders to ensure the continuation of projects started by brigades and to provide follow-up on community members’ feedback as well as next steps.
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12
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.
$0
of $0
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DePaul University Business Brigade Panama March 2015
Mar 22, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

Global Brigades offers 7-10 day Business Brigades throughout the year in Honduras, Panama and Ghana. 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.
$22,508
of $22,510
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1
volunteers needed

DePaul Microfinance Brigade March 2014 Honduras
Mar 23, 2014 - Mar 29, 2014

Fundraise with your Global Business Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. 

The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Community Investment Fund, which enables year-round economic development in partner communities carried out by our local teams.  The Community Investment Fund is a critical component to GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff.

The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!

BUSINESS Suggested donation amount:  $25
On average, $25 provides a micro-loan to increase one family’s income potential.
$16,527
of $14,121
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6
volunteers needed

DePaul Business Brigade March 2014 Panama
Mar 23, 2014 - Mar 29, 2014

DePaul Business Brigade volunteers will spend 7 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!
$18,554
of $17,622
100%
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4
volunteers needed

DePaul Microfinance Brigade December 2013 Honduras
Dec 02, 2013 - Dec 08, 2013

Fundraise with your Global Business Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. 

The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Community Investment Fund, which enables year-round economic development in partner communities carried out by our local teams.  The Community Investment Fund is a critical component to GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff.

The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!

BUSINESS Suggested donation amount:  $25
On average, $25 provides a micro-loan to increase one family’s income potential.
$14,177
of $10,452
100%
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5
volunteers needed

DePaul University Microfinance June 2013 Honduras
Jun 18, 2013 - Jun 24, 2013

Fundraise with your Global Business Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. 

The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Community Investment Fund, which enables year-round economic development in partner communities carried out by our local teams.  The Community Investment Fund is a critical component to GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff.

The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!

BUSINESS Suggested donation amount:  $25
On average, $25 provides a micro-loan to increase one family’s income potential.
$11,939
of $10,115
100%
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8
volunteers needed

2013 DePaul Business Brigade
Mar 24, 2013 - Mar 29, 2013

DePaul Business Brigade volunteers will spend 7 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!
$17,061
of $15,510
100%
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5
volunteers needed

DePaul March 2012 Microfinance Brigade
Mar 20, 2012 - Mar 26, 2012

Fundraise with your Global Business Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. 

The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Community Investment Fund, which enables year-round economic development in partner communities carried out by our local teams.  The Community Investment Fund is a critical component to GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff.

The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!

BUSINESS Suggested donation amount:  $25
On average, $25 provides a micro-loan to increase one family’s income potential.
$26,999
of $26,600
100%
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1
volunteers needed

March 2012 DePaul Business Brigade
Mar 17, 2012 - Mar 24, 2012

March 2012  DePaul Business Brigade
$15,735
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4
volunteers needed

March 2011 DePaul Microfinance Brigade
Mar 21, 2011 - Mar 27, 2011

Fundraise with your Global Business Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. 

The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Community Investment Fund, which enables year-round economic development in partner communities carried out by our local teams.  The Community Investment Fund is a critical component to GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff.

The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!

BUSINESS Suggested donation amount:  $25
On average, $25 provides a micro-loan to increase one family’s income potential.
$18,451
of $3,000
100%
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1
volunteers needed

March 2011 DePaul Business Brigade
Mar 20, 2011 - Mar 27, 2011

Business Brigades is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world\\\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization.  The DePaul chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually.

Global Business Brigades (GBB) provides business consulting and strategic investment to support under resourced microenterprises in developing countries while respecting local culture and improving the environment. GBB focus is in remote and rural communities in Panama where we partner with other local development organizations to assess, implement and monitor sustainable development projects.
1
volunteers needed

DePaul Microfinance Brigade
Mar 20, 2011 - Mar 26, 2011

Fundraise with your Global Business Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. 

The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Community Investment Fund, which enables year-round economic development in partner communities carried out by our local teams.  The Community Investment Fund is a critical component to GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff.

The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!

BUSINESS Suggested donation amount:  $25
On average, $25 provides a micro-loan to increase one family’s income potential.
$0
of $0
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0
volunteers needed

Fundraiser for Marta
Jan 01, 1970 - Jun 20, 2011

The purpose of this fundraising campaign is to pay off the loan that Marta, an official of her caja in el Junco, has taken out. She has several financial obligations that are hindering her from paying off this loan. By paying off this loan for Marta, she will be able to support herself and her family members.
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volunteers needed

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