Business/Microfinance Brigade volunteers work with community bank loan officers to consult potential borrowers on improving financial sustainability. Volunteers help the under resourced in remote villages build their own businesses, ensure against emergencies, and fund community projects. By partnering with other international organizations in microfinance, Business/Microfinance Brigades provides the financial backing and technical support to create and strengthen independent community banks. As mechanisms for social and economic change, these banks are then empowered to perpetuate other community projects facilitated by Global Brigades.
Volunteers do not need a prior background in microfinance for a Business/Microfinance Brigade, as volunteers mainly work with community members on understanding basic finances and building savings practices. Under the guidance of a trained brigade coordinator, volunteers will develop workshops for community members based on best practices and templates.