The Holistic Model to Build Empowered Communities

Success is when communities are empowered to lead their own development

Holistic Approach

We have focused our programs on key health and economic factors that dramatically boost the well-being of communities when implemented together

Full-Time Local Teams

Skilled local team members work year round to execute programs alongside communities

Community-Led Sustainability

All programs establish local community committees to ensure future funding and maintenance for long term sustainability

Government Collaboration

Collaboration with local governments is crucial to the sustainability of our programs

Funded Through Student Movement

Our admin and programs are fully-funded through our student volunteer movement, so each extra dollar directly supports the programs



Provides free medical clinics and increases access to: family planning services, emergency health care, referrals to specialty clinics, and the education from doctors visits, charlas, and CHW follow ups.


Provides communities with urgent & preventative dental services through access to dentists and medicine and trains Community Health Workers to help provide follow-up to care and to refer dental emergencies between brigades


Empowers communities seeking access to clean water with feasible engineering solutions and sustainable designs.


Empowers economic development in local under-resourced communities in Honduras with limited or no access to credit through volunteers that provide microenterprise consultations and workshops, using savings and loans credit unions established and monitored by Global Brigades.


Empowers communities to access sufficient, clean water through infrastructural development, water treatment, community leader training and education


Provides access to legal counsel and fosters awareness of human rights  to help community members overcome the obstacles that often impede general awareness and access to legal services


Empowers rural communities to prevent common illnesses through in-home infrastructural development, community leader training, and health education.