We want to help people in South East Asia to escape poverty by providing them access to micro loans, financial consulting, and training programs. All projects are conducted in close cooperation with our local partners.
In 2012, on the garbage mountains of Manila, Tobias Schüßler was confronted for the first time with the effects of extreme poverty. The disastrous living conditions of the people touched him deeply and he looked for ways to help them on a long term basis. Soon afterwards, he came across the concept of Microfinance and was very soon sold on the idea.
He spent the next year developing his own Microfinance program which was implemented in September 2014 in cooperation with Project Life Subic in the Philippines. Global Micro Initiative was born. Since November 2014, we are a registered Association based in Hösbach, Germany.