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Due to the continued deterioration and uncertainty of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and consequent lack of volunteers' capacity to participate, we regretfully announce that Global Brigades is indefinitely suspending all Brigades to Ghana. However, it is with unwavering commitment to communities that we will continue the momentum of health and development programs with a newly structured GB Ghana team working in partnership with local NGOs and governmental agencies.
At this time, what we need most is for the enthusiasm and passion of leaders and volunteers who were planning on going to Ghana, to participate in Central America. As one GB Family, portions of those funds will also go toward Ghana operations. In addition, we are strongly encouraging volunteers and donors to directly support our continued efforts in Ghana through aspecial fundraising campaign HERE. Please contact your Chapter Advisor for more information.
By acting together, we will only grow stronger through this time of adversity and return to Ghana better than ever.
Microfinance Brigades provide rural community members
in Honduras, Panama, and Ghana a community banking system,
with access to loans, financial literacy programs, and education
to increase production and foster a culture of savings and
growth. Microfinance Brigade volunteers work with community
bank representatives to consult other members of their
community on improving financial sustainability. Volunteers help
individuals and families in rural communities strengthen their
own businesses, ensure against emergencies, and fund
community projects. By partnering with other international
organizations in microfinance, Microfinance Brigades provides
the financial backing and technical support to create and
strengthen independent community banks. Prior to brigades,
Global Brigades staff enters a community and provides the
necessary training to 10-20 community leaders to form the
community bank and begin the lending process. As
Volunteers do not need a prior background in microfinance for
The Microfinance Rights Brigade is for 10 days in Ghana. Interested Microfinance Chapters will work with a Global Brigades Advisor to select their brigade dates and book their airfare through Global Brigades' travel partners. Each Chapter then fundraises for the program contribution and airfare needed for the brigade. Upon arrival in Ghana, Global Brigades staff pickup students from the airport and transport students to a safe and secure lodging facility where they will be lodged throughout the duration of the brigade. Each day volunteers and staff commute to and from the community to provide workshops and consulting. All meals, in-country transportation, coordinators, translators, and supplies are provided during the brigade.Meet Past Microfinance Brigaders
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