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Microfinance Welcome Presentation - GHANA

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Pralav Bhansali

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Welcome Presentation
We are so excited
you are coming.
We can hardly wait!

Program Introduction
What's in this presentation?
Introduction to the Program
Overview of Global Brigades
Global Brigades Holistic Model
Program & Brigade Details
Pre-Brigade Preparation

What is
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Our Vision
To improve equality of life by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.
To empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world.
Our Mission
Holistic Model
Health Initiatives
Economic Initiatives
Education Initiatives
Countries we work in
HONDURAS
Estd. 2003
PANAMA
Estd. 2008
GHANA
Estd. 2011
NICARAGUA
Estd. 2012
The preparation, delivery, and follow-up of nine unique programs conducted in collaboration with community members, student volunteers, and local technicians.
Architecture
Business
Dental
Environmental
Human Rights
Medical
Microfinance
Public Health
Water
Sustainability
Time
Microfinance Methodology in Ghana
GB Ghana Microfinance
A Brigader's Role
Additional Resources
A Microfinance Brigade Experience
Before you get here...
Brigade Communication
United Nations
Millennium Goals
Ghana’s Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy
(GPRS II)
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Microfinance
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Microfinance refers to provision of small loans and other facilities like savings, insurance, transfer services to poor low-income households and microenterprises.
Affordable and accessible financial products

Self-led financial awareness and training

Providing the stable economic base for the Global Brigades holistic model
Poverty
Increasing the needs for basic living requirements
Low Productivity
Poor economic choices including borrowing at high rates
Depletion
of Assets
Microfinance Model
Launch
Voluntary Savings
Enterprise
Loans
Fixed Savings
Individual
Loans
Exit
1 month
6 months
9 months
24 months
3 - 5 years
CDF Funds
Time since launch
Microfinance
Focus
Business
Focus
Sustainability
Focus
Community
Development
We look to structure the brigade experience around three broad yet essential pillars of sustainable financial development. Each brigade group will work on the three aspects simultaneously while on a brigade.
Financial
Literacy
Business Development
Development
Research
Look into obtaining your visa!
If not, visit the website of the Embassy of Ghana in your respective country for information on the visa procedure.
. Without this vaccine, you will not be able to enter Ghana. Speak with your doctor about any other possible vaccines for Ghana and malaria prophylaxis.
Visa for Ghana
Yellow Fever Vaccination
Your Brigade Leader
Your Chapter Advisor
Program Associate
Pre-Brigade Curriculum
GB Resources
Videos
Reading Material
Your Brigade Leader is your primary source of information. Your leader communicates directly with Global Brigades about all aspects of your trip. Most questions can be answered by your brigade leader.
Your Brigade Leader is in contact with your Chapter Advisor about all aspects that result if you coming on a brigade; including setting up your brigade, recruiting and fundraising for it followed up by booking of your flights and some aspects
Pralav Bhansali, your Program Associate from Ghana will be in contact with you to provide you with all necessary resources and information about your brigade project and in-country information.
Global Brigades Ghana Community Profiles

Microfinance-specific Community Profiles

Cultural Sensitivity

History of Fante - Language of the Central Region of Ghana

A GB Ghana Standpoint - Microfinance Landscape in Ghana
Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus

Due Diligence by David Roodman

Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo

Case In Point by Marc Cosentino

Stanford Social Innovation Review


Also for Information & History of Ghana - Ghana, 4th (Bradt Travel Guide)
Community Development Fund
Talk to your chapter leader about the Global Brigades Pre-Brigade Curriculum to be mentally and academically prepared for your upcoming brigade.
A well prepared brigade is more effective. Invest time into preparing as much as possible before your brigade.
Ghana Sustainable Development Team
Ismael Nana Asamoah
Country Director
Global Brigades Ghana
asamoah@globalbrigades.org
Cell: +233 (0)577 600 488
Ronnie Washington
Sustainable Development
Programs Manager
Ronnie.Washington@globalbrigdes.org
Cell: +233 (0)20 3296 304
William Offei
Program Lead
GB Ghana Microfinance
offei@globalbrigades.org
Cell: (+233) (0)57 760 319
Pralav Bhansali
Sustainable Development
Program Associate
pralav@globalbrigades.org
Cell: +233 (0)20 329 6309
Jan-Willem Pot
Sustainable Development
Program Associate
jan.willem@globalbrigades.org
Cell: +233 (0)20 329 6308
Emmanuel Biney
Program Technician
GB Ghana Microfinance
emmanuel.biney@globalbrigades.org
Cell: +233 (0)20 329 6305
Global Brigades Ghana
Community Development
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Please talk to your doctor to get all the necessary medical information about traveling to Ghana.
Anti-malaria pills are highly recommended, which need to be started before coming to Ghana.
Malaria Precaution
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