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To enable people in Southeast Asia to live above the poverty line, we work closely with four local non-profit partner organizations: Project Life Subic in the Philippines, Gema Alam and the WKP Foundation in Indonesia and the Tamar Center in Thailand. They all share a common goal: To enable people to get out of poverty […]

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Murniati

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 […]

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Mainim

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 […]

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.

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