BRIGADING FOR ECONOMIC EQUALITY
Global Business Brigades at WVU 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 Panama. 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. In 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.Learn More
bri·gade (n): a group of individuals organized for a particular purpose.
MORE ABOUT GLOBAL BRIGADES
The Holistic Model is the guiding principle behind all of Global Brigades' programs.Learn More
Global Business Brigades Impact
$102,579,641 raised, 239 partner communities, and 11 Empowered Communities. How has Business Brigades impacted communities?Learn More
Panama Brigade 2019
When on brigade, we are often placed with other schools' programs and get to learn from and alongside those students as well. In 2019, in Puerto Lara, we had the pleasure of traveling with University of Florida and Penn State University.
WVU GLOBAL BUSINESS BRIGADES
For more about Global Brigades, check out their home page.Learn More