“We love what we do and we take our commitment very personally” Marion – Co-Founder and Member of the Board September 2014: The young student and Tobias got to know each other during their joint study time in Heilbronn in the course “International Business Administration – Intercultural Studies”. While learning together Tobias told her about […]
Unfortunately, the situation in the region around Olongapo in the Philippines, which was heavily affected by Corona, has hardly improved in recent months. For this reason, the authorities have ordered that training courses can only take place digitally until at least the end of the year. Since a digital format is unfortunately not practicable for […]
People who have to live in and from garbage – At the age of 18, after graduating from high school, Tobias spent two years with an aid organization in Southeast Asia. In the slums of Manila and Olongapo, he had his first contact with extreme poverty: people who fought over the garbage of fast-food restaurants […]
Beyond Micro Lending
Get some impressions of how we support our project participants. The aim of this two-day business management training on Lombok was to give our microcredit borrowers the opportunity to expand their business management skills and develop new ideas in a mutual exchange. As soon as the current corona restrictions are over, we intend to offer more of our training courses and seminars again!
"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.