Business Brigades @

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Isabelle Osorio
MESSAGE
Jacqueline Dang
MESSAGE

CHAPTER STATS

$103,779

FUNDRAISED

13

BRIGADES

132

VOLUNTEERS

67

CHAPTER MEMBERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

University of California Berkeley 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
University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2021 Panama
May 16, 2021 - May 22, 2021

Global Brigades offers 7-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.
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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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University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2019 Panama
May 19, 2019 - May 25, 2019

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.
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University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2018 Honduras
May 14, 2018 - May 20, 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.
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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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University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2016 Honduras
May 14, 2016 - May 20, 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.
$18,356
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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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University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2015 Panama
May 16, 2015 - May 22, 2015

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.
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University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2015 Honduras
May 16, 2015 - May 22, 2015

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.
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University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2015 Honduras
May 16, 2015 - May 22, 2015

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.
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University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2015 Honduras
May 16, 2015 - May 22, 2015

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.
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volunteers needed

University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2015 Honduras
May 16, 2015 - May 22, 2015

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.
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15
volunteers needed

University of California Berkeley Business Brigade May 2015 Honduras
May 16, 2015 - May 22, 2015

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.
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volunteers needed

UC Berkeley Microfinance December 2012 Honduras
Dec 18, 2012 - Dec 24, 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.
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UC Berkeley Business Brigades Summer 2012
May 21, 2012 - May 28, 2012

UC Berkeley 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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UC Berkeley Microfinance Brigade December 2011
Dec 17, 2011 - Dec 23, 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.
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of $3,468
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