Global Brigades is a Non-Profit company that sends Universities all over America to Ghana, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. They have a holistic model that implements sustainable change within rural, underdeveloped communities by sending Medical, Dental, Engineering, Water, Public Health and Business Brigades. Each type of brigade contributes to a unique aspect of the holistic mode by completing steps to help the people, infrastructure, or sustainability within the community. Bennett Richter, the Chapter President, and Mario Suarez, the Vice President are both students in the Miami Business School and went on their first Medical Brigade as a freshman in 2018 to Panama. After arriving back in Miami, both understood the unparalleled capacity of Global Brigades to change a community. The pair decided to recruit a group of similarly minded people for wanting a global perspective on businesses and cultures for the next semester. After much planning and preparation, partnered with efforts from Global Brigades, this group of seventeen volunteers traveled to Honduras with over $29,000 raised for an extremely enriching week filled with multiple life building exercises. The volunteers not only provided service for the Los Terrones community in educating the leaders of the community on how to operate small loans, interest rates, and paying dividends to improve the community but also had the opportunity to help a local business owner hands-on. The group of seventeen was split into three groups, and each group was paired through GBB (Global Business Brigades) with a local business in the community that we were providing service to. With each of the local businesses, Day 1 was spent probing the business owner and his/her process of how the business is operated. For one group, this meant touring over 20 acres of farmland while asking what noticeable problems and deficiencies existed in his operation. For another group, this meant spending the day with one woman who ran an entire bakery out of a single wood and clay oven. After seeing and asking about difficulties in operation, the second day was spent doing market research in the nearby cities in Honduras respective to each business, such as researching the average selling price for a pound of produce or how much an electric oven costs. Also, they were able to research the Honduran culture and how people exist together while traveling through the cities and communities. The third day was spent doing community research, which consisted of going door to door in Los Terrones and speaking to members of the community with surveys that each group had created based on the previous day of market research. Using the issues gathered from the business owners, market research on the second day, and then community research on the third day, each group was tasked with making a comprehensive business plan detailed for the next three months for each business to follow containing recommendations from our group based on the research we had gathered. On the last day, they delivered these business plans to the respective business owners in the community and wished them well in their future endeavors. Later that day, the group gave a presentation to the local leaders in the community regarding the previously mentioned topics of operating loans and collecting interest. Moreover, they held community-wide discussions called “charlas” with children and adults respectively. In these discussions, children were shown the importance of saving money and adults in the community were inspired to start saving money and invest in their local community bank to ensure the progression and upliftment of their local community. Aside from the specific work done with local businesses in Los Terrones, the group was also given the pleasure of touring a coffee bean production plant, in which they were able to look a bit into the lives of coffee producers and manual labor bean farmers to understand the production operation and to appreciate the hardship most farmers go through daily to export a good that is often taken for granted in its abundance and ease to acquire. Overall, the week was packed with enriching activities, starting every morning at 6:30 AM and coming back to lodging around 5:30 PM. In that time spent, the volunteers were allowed to make as big of an impact on the Los Terrones community as possible by doing educational activities with children and adults. However, not every minute was spent doing strictly educational and operational practice, as we were able to fully enjoy some “down-time” with the children, including playing soccer, dancing, and other activities that simply brought joy to everyone involved.