With success to the next generation

4 years passed since Perpetua became self-employed with her own sari-sari store. Perpetua is a 70-year-old retired high school teacher. Besides fulfilling her dream with her own shop, she was also able to take […]

2021-04-17T10:33:57+02:0017. April 2021|

Tobias Schüßler in the Philippines

In early April, our director Tobias Schüßler visited our partner organization Project Life Subic in the Philippines. Besides checking the accounts of our funds, Schüßler also visited current micro loan recipients and conducted interviews […]

2020-12-23T10:40:07+01:0023. December 2020|

My visit in the Slums

GMI member Andreas Schüßler from Hösbach visited our projects in the Philippines with our director Tobias Schüßler in April. He reports:

“Crushing heat, tired dogs, houses without a floor – and in between: Laughing children […]

2020-12-23T10:39:49+01:0023. December 2020|

Losing your home

We actually wanted to visit Angelo – we drove almost an hour with the Jeepney, the typical public transportation of the Philippines. Angelo has renovated a beauty salon with our microcredit. We have not […]

2020-12-23T10:39:37+01:0023. December 2020|

Piggy Banks

This year’s stay in the Philippines was used by our director Tobias Schüßler to develop a new program with the team of our partner organization Project Life Subic. The aim is to bring the […]

2020-12-23T10:39:19+01:0023. December 2020|

Anthony

Would you like to know who is running our projects in the Philippines, in Indonesia or in Thailand and who makes sure that you know what happened to your donation? Then you have come […]

2020-12-23T10:39:07+01:0023. December 2020|

Interview with Leslie

Since 2007, Leslie Nabong has been leading Project Life Subic. While he was in the Philippines, director Tobias Schüßler conducted an interview with her based on questions that donors and members sent him.

So you […]

2020-12-23T10:34:31+01:0023. December 2020|

Visiting a Textile Company

Chairman Tobias Schüßler about his visit in two textile manufacturing plants:

One of my highlights of this years stay on the Philippines were the unannounced inspections of two textile manufacturing plants, which have employed some […]

2020-12-23T10:34:06+01:0023. December 2020|

Audit in the Philippines

Chairman Tobias Schüßler was able to travel to the Philippines on short notice. There, he visited our partner organization project life Subic, our our first partner organization since 2014 to give out micro loans […]

2020-12-23T10:33:05+01:0023. December 2020|

Philippines: Mobile Payments

A big part of South East Asia’s population already lived in poverty prior the ongoing pandemic. The lockdowns worsened the situation… But some of our microloan participants could sustain their small businesses and adjusted […]

2021-03-15T10:55:24+01:0013. August 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 […]

2021-03-15T10:54:47+01:0022. June 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 […]

2021-03-15T11:12:05+01:0010. May 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 […]

2021-03-15T10:53:38+01:0029. March 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 […]

2021-03-15T10:55:33+01:0018. March 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 […]

2021-03-15T10:55:42+01:0015. January 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 […]

2021-03-15T10:53:55+01:009. January 2020|
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