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'

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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2014 Burkina Hands up

Trickle Update September 2016

| Burkina Faso, Global goals, Impact, Monitoring & Evaluation, Partnerships, Refugees, Trickle Update, West Africa, Women | No Comments
Can Trickle Up's Program Help Protect Children in West Africa? A Q&A with Yéréfolo Mallé Trickle Up West Africa Regional Representative 1) What is child protection? The Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) outlines the fundamental rights of children, including the right to be protected from economic exploitation and harmful work, from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse, and from physical or mental violence. It also stipulates that children will not be separated from their family against their will. Child protection policies aim to ensure the consideration...

Trickle Update August 2016

| Financial Inclusion, Guatemala, Impact, India, Savings & Self-Help Groups, Trickle Update, Women | No Comments
Trickle Up and Financial Inclusion in India A Q&A with Amalendu Pal Trickle Up India Regional Representative 1) How do you define “financial inclusion”? Financial inclusion is when everyone in need of financial services has convenient and dignified access to a range of quality, affordably priced options from a variety of providers in a competitive market. Financial inclusion has two sides: supply and demand. In ensuring that marginalized and vulnerable populations, including scheduled castes and tribes, women, the unbanked, and extreme poor, are financially included, the supply side (microfinance institutions,...

It Takes Time

| Extreme Poverty, India, Savings & Self-Help Groups, Women | No Comments

By Bill Abrams Trickle Up President “The secret ingredient in every story is time,” a friend who was a very successful television writer once told…

Monica Sing

Trickle Update July 2016

| Central America, Disability Inclusion, India, Savings & Self-Help Groups, Trickle Update, Women | No Comments
It Takes Time By Bill Abrams Trickle Up President “The secret ingredient in every story is time,” a friend who was a very successful television writer once told me. That observation was on my mind recently when I traveled in West Bengal, India, to visit two Trickle Up groups in the Manbazar district, a rural area where extreme poverty is epidemic. I met with two Trickle Up self-help groups (women who meet weekly to save, give loans to one another, and share advice), one that had started Trickle Up just...

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