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Romagyn V. Manning 1

Romagyn

Place: Baloy Beach, Olongapo City, Philippines Age: 37   Business: Sari Sari Shop / Canteen   Loan: 87 EUR/ 5,000 PHP    The sun is shining and even in the shades of the palm trees it‘s 30 degrees. There isn’t a soul in sight. All you hear is the sound of the waves. Under your […]

Maria Romina D. Baloy 2

Maria Romina

Place: Zambales, Philippines    Age: 22   Business: Secondhand Shop     Loan: 87 EUR/ 5,000 PHP   Large amounts of water are required in the production of new garments. Another part of the water resources is heavily polluted by textile production. In addition, according to WWF, the clothing and textile industry contributes significantly to global greenhouse […]

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Day of coffee

“25 years ago, my father brought the first coffee seeds, Robusta Kantim, to our village of Beririjarak. He had participated in government training courses for coffee and cocoa farmers and had started growing Robusta. Five years later, the cultivation of Arabica was added.” Sopian, one of our small entrepreneurs from Lombok, Indonesia, proudly tells the […]

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 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.

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