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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Neal Patel
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CHAPTER STATS

$4,885

FUNDRAISED

7

BRIGADES

10

VOLUNTEERS

3

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Purdue 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
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.
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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.
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Purdue Business Brigade January 2014
Jan 05, 2014 - Jan 11, 2014

Purdue 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!
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May 2012 Purdue Business Brigade
Mar 08, 2012 - Mar 15, 2012

Purdue 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!
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August 2011 Purdue Business Brigade
Aug 07, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011

Business Brigade volunteers provide business consulting and investment support to under resourced micro-enterprises in Panama. The brigade volunteers conduct assessments, leverage consulting methodologies to address problems of the business, and teach workshops to the business owners. The brigade also collectively determines how to invest their “capital investment fund,” which is a monetary donation made to the business to improve its fiscal sustainability.
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Skip a Meal
Jan 01, 1970 - Apr 18, 2011

The date of our next brigade is getting closer! In order to have a successful brigade, we are having a skip a meal to help communities with needs and make a meaningful difference in their lives!
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