Our Association for International Development – Saxony (Gesellschaft für Entwicklung International Sachsen e.V.) – GENINSA founded in 2007 is a nonprofit organization based in Saxony, Germany. We want to support disadvantaged and poor women, children, families in developing countries such as: Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Uganda and others by providing access to microloans to help them to start their own business as well as by assisting Education/ Medical centers. Also funding of selected social projects is among our activities.
Following a short introduction of acting people:
Frank Müller has 15 years of experience in Financial and Risk Management for banks and financial institutions and 5 years experience in project finance and management for renewable energy. He is a recognised specialist in financial issues with hands-on experience in Asian countries. He has worked with German International Cooperation (GIZ), German Savings Bank Foundation for International Cooperation and German Frankfurt School in several Asian countries.
His tasks as chairman in the association include the coordination of work, the development, design and realization of projects which are realized by the association alone or with support of funding partners. He is in permanent contact with our partner organizations in partner countries as well as in Germany.
Deputy Chairman Steffen Beer, is a professional banker, very experienced in corporate banking (small and medium sized loans to self-employed people and companies). His tasks in the association include the financial supervision of association’s own costs and funds as well as the contact to sponsors. Also his advice for the projects is highly appreciated who knows the active areas from several travels very well.
In Germany all members work voluntarily. Once a year we have a general meeting with all members.
We are concerned with sustainable economic empowerment of poor as well as education, culture and healthcare in developing countries.
For sustainable economic empowerment projects, the special feature of our current and future programs is that borrowers (especially women) receive credit on favorable terms and acquire some basic commercial skills, what budget planning, marketing, sales, etc. are concerned. The projects base on women, as they are the backbone of the family in general, and manage the household income.
Our Association for International Development – Saxony has three focal areas of activities:
- Support for disadvantaged and poor people by providing them access to micro loans so that they can start their own business
- Assistance to educational centers to provide better education especially to children of disadvantaged families and students who cannot travel into big towns to attend classes
- Funding of selected social projects which are visible and bring an immediate positive impact to the beneficiaries