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 […]

D’arr’s MOA 2

D’arr

Place: Olongapo City, Philippines   Age: 28   Business: Sari-Sari Store   Loan: 90 €   A Sari-Sari store is not a unique store with an alienated name. It is the common shop at the corner in the Philippines. Sari-Sari stores are an important organ in local communities throughout the Philippines. Various crisp packages, several […]

Demah 08

Demah

Place: East-Lombok, Indonesia   Age: 50   Business: Store Loan: 56 €   Demah is an Indonesian woman, 50 years old and lives in Lombok, an island located east of Bali. She´s been selling fruits and vegetables for more than 20 years. Three years ago, Demah started to sell Indonesian cakes e.g. Kue Apem. Customers enjoy […]

Supriadi_2

Supriadi

Place: East-Lombok, Indonesia   Age: 33   Business: Poultry Food   Loan: 130 €   Supriadi and his wife are parents of one son and one daughter. To nourish their children, the parents took on long ways every morning in order to buy vegetables for resale. Three years ago, Supriadi realized his dream of opening a […]

Sahrini Balong

Sohrini

Place: Wanasaba, Indonesia   Age: 45   Business: Food Peddler   Loan: 129 €   Sohrini never knows what her day will be like. Every day she sets foot into a new journey of unknown occurrences accompanied with a big basket that is filled with goods. She knocks on doors to sell noodles, sugar, coffee beans, […]

Regina A. Viana 6

Regina

Place: San Isidro, Philippines   Age: 42   Business: Sewing Shop   Loan: 88 € The Philippines belongs to one of the poorer countries in Asia. Especially the contrast between the small upper class and the poorer majority of citizens is frightening. Living with having less than one Euro per day? What might sound unbelievable […]

Lorena Dedicatoria 7

Lorena

Place: San Isidro, Philippines   Age: 47   Business: Pig farming   Loan: 88 €   The authorities of the Philippines have stopped to import pork meat and pork produces from Germany a few months before. The reason was due to a threat of importing produces contaminated with African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV). While ASFV […]