Our Vision:

We help people in Southeast Asia to better and more self-determined lives by providing them with access to microcredits, counseling and training. This is done in close cooperation with our local partners.

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How did GMI start?

“The fact that people have to live in garbage and from garbage shocked me deeply. How desperate must they be that they sometimes even sell their own children just to feed the rest of the family?” Tobias Schüßler on his experiences in the Philippines and the founding of the Global Micro Initiative.

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Meet our entrepreneurs: Wardah

Wardah, a 40-year-old Indonesian woman, became the family’s main breadwinner through her business idea of producing and selling kerupuk (Indonesian crackers). With the help of our microloan, she was able to build up a small family business.