In the Philippines, a total lockdown has stopped all our activities and most participant’s businesses had to close. Not Shiela’s, though. Sheila received a micro loan from us last year and started selling rice and eggs. During the current lockdown, she was allowed to continue her business – and helps her community through selling rice and […]
Through microcredits and training, we at GMI want to help people in Southeast Asia live a better and more self-determined life. With this financial support, our participants are able to become financially independent and to further their education. But what happens after a microcredit is granted? Borrowers are not on their own, quite the contrary. […]
The corona virus also impacts our partner organizations and project participants in South East Asia. In Indonesia, a national emergency has been declared. In the Philippines, President Duterte imposed a curfew on the entire country. In Thailand, the Prime Minister declared a state of emergency. No matter what terms are used, everywhere the measures imposed […]
Come visit our projects in Indonesia!
In this video, we show you our projects in Denpasar area, Bali and Eastern Lombok - get to know the people we help with micro loans and skill trainings!
A big Thank You to ConWeimar for making this film!
"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.