Who We Are
TXGBB sends groups of passionate students to locations like Ghana, Honduras, and Panama to help empower rural communities to become more economically stable through strategic consulting and investing initiatives. We support thoughtful, holistic development initiatives that our brigaders and the community members come up with together. Students selected to attend a "brigade" learn about basic consulting practices, microfinance, cultural issues in our service countries, and careers in the non-profit sector during the semester leading up to the one-week (or longer) trip.
What We’re Fundraising For
We are fundraising for our volunteer trip to Panama during May 26 - June 02. In general, a brigade ranges from $1,800 - $3,000 per person depending on the location and the size of the team. The total cost of the brigade is for airfare, food, lodging, transportation within the country, and clean, accessible water. We are fundraising in order to reduce the overall costs of trip for all of the participants along with providing full scholarships for at least one member of the brigade.
A donor's gift will have a multitude of effects. The money donated to our organization will go directly to funding students volunteer trip, which will in turn, directly help an impoverished community in Panama. A donor's gift not only has the ability to change the life of a student, but also contributes to making the world a better place by supporting sustainable initiatives abroad.
"The Global Brigades Microfinance trip has given me a really deep perspective of global poverty and what we as UT students, Americans, and citizens of the world can do to alleviate it. I wholeheartedly believe that our work in Ghana has made a positive influence in the lives of the families we assisted in helping them achieve the hopes and dreams of any family: happiness, prosperity, a better future."
Business Honors and Computer Science, Class of 2015
"Global Brigades is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to invest their time and energy to supporting a developing community in need. However, I have undoubtedly gained more than I gave; the resilient and selfless nature of the community members taught me more than I could have ever hoped. I have built lasting friendships that I will cherish until the time comes that I am able to visit my second home once again."
Plan II Honors and Finance, Class of 2015