Microfinance

Trip Locations: Honduras and Ghana

By partnering with other international organizations in microfinance, Microfinance Brigades provides the financial backing and technical support to create and strengthen independent community banks. As mechanisms for social and economic change, these banks are then empowered to perpetuate other community projects facilitated by Global Brigades.

Volunteers will:

  • Work with community bank loan officers to consult potential borrowers on improving financial sustainability.
  • Help the under-resourced in remote villages build their own businesses, ensure against emergencies, and fund community projects.
  •  Develop workshops for community members based on best practices and templates under the guidance of a trained brigade coordinator

Volunteers do not need a prior background in microfinance for a Microfinance Brigade, as volunteers mainly work with community members on understanding basic finances and building savings practices.

To learn more about us or to get involved, please visit our Facebook Group or contact:

Matt Adams | mradams@ucla.edu

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