Measurable Impacts

A transparent evaluation of our programs is especially important to us in order to guarantee sustainable programs in Indonesia and the Philippines. Our first impact study shows positive results in Denpasar, Indonesia:

Yenni’s Warung

In order to provide for her living after the death of her husband in 2015, Yenni (51) decided to open a Warung. There, she sells coffee, traditional cakes and fried bananas as well as soap, detergent, etc. On a normal day, she works 15 hours and earns between 3€ and 7€. Three micro loans of 135€ each enabled her to renovate her Warung, expand it into a small restaurant and double her product offer. Today, her income ranges between 5,80€ and 9€ per day!

You can read the complete project report here.


Gendriana’s Container Restaurant

Gendriana (47) operates a small restaurant in a container like building, that she calls her home. A 137€ micro loan in July allowed her to buy another stove, a new wok and additional kitchen equipment. Now she can cook more food in less time – and with her long opening hours she has more time for selling meals. Before, she could make 14€ in a 12 hour workday. Thanks to the micro credit she could increase revenues by 20%. 

You can read the complete project report here.


Risa’s Getränkestand

Risa (34) was forced to open a small stall after her husband had a motorcycle accident. Being the sole breadwinner of the family, she sold cold drinks, milkshakes and iced fruits in front of her house. She used our micro loan of 102€ to include traditional cakes and nasi bungkus (a traditional lunch made of rice with chicken, noodles, vegetables and chili paste) into her product offer. That way Risa managed to get a daily income of 8,60€, compared to 3,40 before the micro loan. This way, she even topped the ealier income of her husband (6,70€).

You can read the complete project report here.

Tobias Schüßler, Director of GMI, about the study: “These positive results greatly encourage us in our work. We thank all donors and members for making it possible for us to reach out to women like Yenni, Gendriani and Risa and to enable them to live a better life.”