News 2020

Interview Marion

“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 […]

2020-12-23T11:02:26+01:0023. December 2020|

Interview Silvia

“Volunteering is an integral part of my life.”
Silvia – Co-Founder and Member of the Board

There are few GMI members, donors or GMI volunteers who have not […]

2020-12-23T11:02:16+01:0023. December 2020|

Corona Update

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 […]

2020-12-23T10:56:58+01:0023. December 2020|

Networking Event in Lombok

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 […]

2020-12-23T10:56:48+01:0023. December 2020|

Protective Equipment against Covid

Fear of the coronavirus-induced disease COVID-19 and the protection of the Filipino population has led President Duterte to impose a strict curfew on the country. This also affects the work of our Philippine partner […]

2020-12-23T10:56:31+01:0023. December 2020|

The Importance of Sewing

Sewing – the grand art of repairing old clothes or even creating new ones. Talking about sewing makes me inevitably think of my grandmother. I would think of all the times my grandma patched […]

2020-12-23T10:56:17+01:0023. December 2020|


Lek’s life was never easy. The Thai woman living in Pattaya has already experienced a lot in her 35 years of life, unfortunately not many positives. After the divorce from her husband, who was […]

2020-12-23T10:56:01+01:0023. December 2020|


Place: East-Lombok, Indonesia  
Age: 51  
Business: Warung  
Loan: 60 €


Amaq Meng lives together with his […]

2020-12-23T10:55:46+01:0023. December 2020|


Indonesia is the country with the highest Muslim population in the world. Many Muslims around the world including Indonesian Muslims fast during the holy month of Ramadan. The most important holiday is “Eid Al-Fitr” […]

2020-12-23T10:55:28+01:0023. December 2020|


Place: Pancor, East-Lombok, Indonesia  
Age: 32  
Business: Electronics Repair S
2020-12-23T10:55:19+01:0023. December 2020|

Donate by Shopping Online Part II

Amazon is the new shopping google. Everyone knows Amazon, but who knows

This is THE opportunity to donate money through Amazon shopping and it works without any additional costs for the buyer! With each […]

2020-12-23T10:55:01+01:0023. December 2020|

Masks by Farmi

COVID-19 poses enormous challenges for the population of Indonesia. To counteract these, the people in Southeast Asia are working together to find solutions for the current situation. One of them is the small entrepreneur […]

2020-12-23T10:54:51+01:0023. December 2020|

Sewing Trainings

Global Micro Initiative cooperates with many partners in South East Asia. One of our partners is Project Life Subic with its qualitative training program in the Philippines. Many trainees acquire useful skills in processing […]

2020-12-23T10:54:37+01:0023. December 2020|

Donate Without Paying a Dime

Have you ever heard of the WeCanHelp platform? If not, then you should read this text here very carefully.

Bildungsspender and WeCanHelp are among the most successful charity buying platforms in Germany. The principle: Help […]

2020-12-23T10:54:17+01:0023. December 2020|

Covid: impact on our entrepreneurs

In March 2020 the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared as a pandemic and spread across the globe. Many of our programs´ participants are from Indonesia – which already has taken its toll from […]

2020-12-23T10:54:10+01:0023. December 2020|

Beginning of a new Life

Update July 2020

We say Thank You! For our partner organization in Thailand, the last months were also very tense. Due to the economic difficulties Pattaya is […]

2020-12-23T10:53:55+01:0023. December 2020|

Update: Nong

In 2018 we financed a training course for Nong, who is from a small village in the north of Thailand. Now, 2 years later and shortly […]

2020-12-23T10:53:21+01:0023. December 2020|



Place: Olongapo City, Philippines  
Age: 28  
Business: Sari-Sari Store  
Loan: 90 €


A Sari-Sari store […]

2020-12-23T10:52:53+01:0023. December 2020|

Women’s Day Celebration

On March 2, 2020, 11 aspiring women and our GMI representatives Anthony, Gilbert and Melinda came together to celebrate the International Women’s Day at the Project Life Subic Center in the Philippines. This year’s […]

2020-12-23T10:47:01+01:0023. December 2020|

Entrepreneur’s Lunch

Recently it was time once again: Our Entrepreneur’s Lunch in the Philippines took place!

In an informal setting, current micro-borrowers and interested parties can exchange ideas, listen to interesting lectures and gain exciting insights into […]

2020-12-23T10:43:47+01:0023. December 2020|
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