The End of Extreme Poverty
Begins Here


Newton Running and Trickle Up have partnered to help women in Lachua, Guatemala
overcome extreme poverty and transform their lives and community


Trickle Up Endorsed By
The New York Times, ImpactMatters

Make 'A Gift with Meaning' that is 'changing the world'

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These three incredible women in India are more powerful than extreme poverty


“The world has an astonishing chance to take a billion people out of poverty by 2030.”

Economist magazine
Surprised by that optimism?  We can make poverty history.

That's our goal

“If I continue with my agriculture and business, I will be on top. No one can stop me!”

Pinky Besra, West Bengal, India
Trickle Up will help 12,000 women like Pinky this year.

Here's what makes us unique

“The helping hand that your program offers reaches those who need it most.”

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General
Here’s the evidence demonstrating how Trickle Up helps women.

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Using Virtual Reality for Social Change Work

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By Caroline Avakian, Founder & CEO of SourceRise This article was originally published in The Huffington Post. Virtual reality is a newer medium that has…


Trickle Update May 2016

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Can Smartphones Help the Poorest Escape Extreme Poverty? By Jo Sanson Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, & Research Trickle Up is piloting a new project that will put smartphones in the hands of tens of thousands of households facing the direst conditions of extreme poverty in India—women and families who will also participate in Trickle Up’s economic strengthening program. Like all of our participants, they will be given seed capital and training, and connect with other women in savings groups where they share advice and can access loans. The addition of...
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Trickle Update April 2016

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What happens after Trickle Up? By Bill Abrams Trickle Up President and Sanchari Datta A former member of our India team What happens after a woman graduates from Trickle Up? What we hope for – and what we have seen - is long-term, significant increases in quality of life for our participants. But don't take our word for it: here is one story about a Trickle Up participant named Jamuna Sardar. She was one of 300 women in a community about two hours outside of Kolkata, India, who participated in...

Trickle Up and MetLife Foundation to Empower 100,000 Households to Overcome Extreme Poverty

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On March 16, 2016, Trickle Up hosted an official launch event at The Park Hotel, Kolkata, India, for a new program, “Promoting Rural Livelihoods through…

Now all 12 months we have food. We are doing more agriculture and vegetable cultivation. Now we have stored food for the lean period and are eating fish or meat every week.

Fulmani Murmu, India

Before, I could not even buy shoes for my children. Now, I always keep a large stock of shoes because they sell faster and make more money.

Juliette Zida, Burkina Faso

Now I own a store and I can give back to my community.

Lilia Marina Tzi, Guatemala