Place: Selong, Indonesia Age: 47 Business: Street Vendor Loan: 67 € Life hasn’t been easy for 43-year-old Murniati. After a short marriage, her husband died, leaving her alone with a son. The physically strenuous work in the rice paddies of Lombok helped the single parent to feed herself and her child, but […]
Place: Denpasar, Indonesia Age: 33 Business: Warung Loan: 35 € Originally from the island of Lombok, Mainim decided to move to Bali last year, because after the earthquake of 2018, Bali’s already impoverished neighbouring island fared even worse. The 33-year-old has rented a spot on the road around Denpasar and now sells […]
Growing up without any real education, a monthly family income of 80 to 250 Euros, as well as living with several relatives in simple Two-bedroom apartments – all these commonalities are shared by the 10 women, aged 22 to 56, who are participating in our apprenticeship program as industrial seamstress in the Philippines. However, not […]
Meet our program participants: Jennifer participated in a training program, sponsored by us. Then we gave her two micro loans and today she runs her own, successful design studio! In this short video you can learn more about her.
"The fact that people had to live in and from garbage shocked me to the core. How desperate does one have to be to sell their own children in some cases, just to feed the rest of the family?" Tobias Schüßler about his experiences in the Philippines and the founding of Global Micro Initiative.
In this video, you learn more about the beginnings of our work in South East Asia.