Trickle Up

Breaking the Cycle of Extreme
Poverty for Over 35 Years.

Leave no one behind

The real value of the new Global Goals

Our Voices

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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Forging a Path to Dignity with Refugees

By | Extreme Poverty, Partnerships, Refugees, Trickle Up | No Comments

The average length of time that a person stays a refugee is 20 years, often going well beyond the immediate conflict or disaster that put them on that path, and making them particularly vulnerable to economic and social exclusion. Without assistance, they can face sustained discrimination and marginalization. Refugees are at risk of violence, chronic hunger, and other issues faced by people living in exreme poverty. That’s why Trickle Up is working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to deliver practical livelihoods programs to refugee populations. UNHCR’s…

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Going the Last Mile for People with Disabilities

By | Central America, Disability Inclusion, Extreme Poverty, Local Partnerships, Nicaragua | No Comments

In Chontales, Nicaragua, high mountain peaks command the horizon at upwards of 2,800 feet, cutting through the western countryside, and dividing the Central American nation into two unequal parts. Small, rural communities dot the landscape in the surrounding valleys below. It’s here, among some of the very poorest villages in Nicaragua, where Trickle Up and our partners are piloting a bold, new project aimed at aiding one of the region’s most vulnerable populations. People with disabilities are often over-represented among the extreme poor, with 20% living in extreme poverty worldwide. To…

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Trickle Up Joins Global Alliance To Include the Poorest in the Mobile Revolution

By | Central America, Extreme Poverty, Global goals, Guatemala, India, Mobile technology, Partnerships, Trickle Up | No Comments

Trickle Up has joined a global alliance to help women in the developing world use mobile phones to help advance out of poverty. Announced on September 29 at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, the alliance is led by Tata Communications, a global data and voice communications company, and MasterCard, a leader in global payments technology. The project will begin by reaching 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100 million women by 2020.  Trickle Up will develop pilot projects to test how…

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"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


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