Out of Office: Professionals Bring Expertise on Brigade

Marketing professionals Jim Knutsen and Kyndra Wilson reflect on their recent Business Brigade to Honduras.

Ghana, One Year Later: Microfinance

In Part IV of our Ghana, One Year Later blog series, Global Brigades Ghana prepares communities to support themselves.

Ghana, One Year Later: Education

In one community, Global Brigades Ghana realizes something outside of our Holistic Model is missing…

Ghana, One Year Later: Health

Health posts dot the landscape of Ekumfi District. But when even the nearest health post is still too far to reach, how do remote communities access medical care?

Ghana, One Year Later: Water

Rain falls most steadily in Ghana from May to September, and for communities in the Ekumfi District, more rain means more drinking water.

When Small Farmers Succeed, the Global Climate Wins Too

Adaptation is key for a development organization. Just as communities continue to grow and evolve, so must the programs with which they partner. In light of this ever-changing environment, Global Brigades works to constantly analyze and modify our program structure so that commun…

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Remembering Elsi Marisol

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news that our reference patient and sol, Elsi Marisol, passed away on Thursday, November 19.

Nicaraguan Communities Voice Opinions on International Medical Missions

How do international medical missions measure their impact? At Global Brigades, the result is often quantitative: how many patients are seen per day and how many are seen throughout a brigade. Critics of international medical care often question whether patients benefit from an i…

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Community Health Volunteers in the Ekumfi District

By Leanna Ehrlich Global Brigades has expanded a great deal in the past decade, but Medical Brigades remain a foundational aspect of the organization. GB now has thousands of volunteers each year, including those who work in eight additional areas of development work. However, pr…

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Increasing Financial Inclusion in the Ekumfi District

By Leanna Ehrlich In rural communities in Ghana, access to reliable and affordable financial services is often unavailable. Many families live on the edge of economic viability due to a lack of financial education, savings services, and reasonable interest rates. These barriers m…

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