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How international socializing promotes social progress.

Google, Girls, and Giving | Guest Post

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we are featuring an original guest post from Tricia Raikes, co-founder of The Raikes Foundation and Giving Compass.

Celebrating Friendship: From BFF to BBF

You can’t deny the friendships that form when you spend countless hours digging trenches, mixing concrete, taking vitals, sharing meals, or sitting through long rides in the rural countryside with passionate people.

How Can Microfinance Change Lives?

The following blog article was written by guest blogger Claire Seigworth. Claire  graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Spanish Literature from Marquette University.  She has traveled to many Latin American countries, studied in Santiago, Chile and worked in Panama for Global Brigades. Banking for the poor.  This idea changed the life […]

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“Prince and Mary changed my life in the most incredible way.”

Tabitha Baca, president of Miami Dade College’s Global Medical Brigade chapter, recently helped organize an extremely successful fundraiser raising over $4,600 for a sick child in Ghana. Tabitha explained to us the inspiring story of how she first met Prince Inkoom, a 6-year-old boy in Ghana who has extra-pulmonary tuberculosis, and why she felt the […]

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Volunteers Raise Over $4,600 for Sick Child in Ghana

A huge shout out to volunteer Tabitha Baca, president of Miami Dade College’s Global Medical Brigades chapter for helping to organize a special fundraiser which raised more than $4,600 to support Prince Inkoom, a 6-year-old boy in Ghana who has extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. The event, organized by Gables Gals Give Global, featured auctions, raffles, and lots […]

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What is Sustainable Development?

The following blog post was written by guest blogger Claire Seigworth. “Sustainable development” increasingly is discussed and becoming part of our daily lexicon.  It is also part of Global Brigades mission, so as many of you embark on your brigade you should take some time to reflect on these two questions: where did this idea […]

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Social Business Plan Winner Announced!

Emerging Opportunities for Sustainability (EOS) International is a non-profit organization that was started by a group of engineers from Iowa State University in 2008 to promote appropriate technology in the developing world. EOS co-founder Wesley Meier, a previous Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, has been working to help research ways that technologies can be used […]

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First Ever GB Honduras Women’s Conference a Success!

February 7th was the first ever Global Brigades Honduras Women’s Conference! 30 female Global Brigades staff and 70 female leaders from the Basic Sanitation Committees, Community Health Workers, Community Banks, and Water Councils from 12 different communities came together in the local municipality of Cantarranas to participate and share experiences during this day.   There […]

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Millennium Development Goals

The following was written by Claire Seigworth, a guest blogger for Global Brigades. The New Year is a time when people reflect on the hope and promise of the upcoming year and create resolutions for themselves. As March begins, I ask you all: how many of you are still following your resolutions? My guess is […]

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