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Reniati

Place: Denpasar, Indonesia   Age: 25   Business: Banten   Loan: 71 €   Reniati (25) comes from the north-eastern part of the tropical island Bali. At the age of 21 she met her husband Bagus, whom she married in Denpasar. Together with the two kids, the couple now lives in a small house in Bali’s […]

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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 have been living in the Philippines for quite some time. Can you explain some of the challenges of living in […]

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Aryati

Place: Denpasar, Indonesia   Age: 45   Business: Offerings   Loan: 71 €   You can find them everywhere on Bali: in front of houses, on intersections, on beaches, in shops and temples. We’re talking about Banten, traditional sacrificial offerings, which are used by Balinese Hindus nearly every day. The small offerings are labouriously made by […]

Meet our program participants: Jennifer participated in a training program, sponsored by us. Then we gave her two micro loans and today she runs her own, successful design studio! In this short video you can learn more about her.

"The fact that people had to live in and from garbage shocked me to the core. How desperate does one have to be to sell their own children in some cases, just to feed the rest of the family?" Tobias Schüßler about his experiences in the Philippines and the founding of Global Micro Initiative.

In this video, you learn more about the beginnings of our work in South East Asia.