“Before, we did not have anything. Now I can stand on my own two feet.” Achiron Bibi, India

 

“We always depended on men. Not anymore. Now we are capable of doing anything.” Gilma Tipol, Guatemala

 

“We have fulfilled many duties in the village. We have confidence in each other and solidarity.” Ouédraogo Isso, Burkina Faso

 

“Trickle Up is helping us to change ourselves.” Ziad Ayoubi, UNHCR Livelihoods

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PIONEER AND LEADER

Since 1979, Trickle Up has helped 250,000 women gain the skills and confidence to achieve greater economic self-sufficiency. When women succeed, so can their children and families. On average, five people benefit for each woman we reach. Trickle Up has helped over one million people in 37 years. In the next five years, we’re committed to helping the next million graduate out of extreme poverty.

Reaching The Poorest

We work with world's poorest and most vulnerable people to help them achieve financial independence and social connection.

How It Works

Our approach is the most effective way to empower the world's poorest and most vulnerable people to overcome extreme poverty.

Crossing the Digital Divide

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Lopamudra is among 1,800 participants in a pilot project aimed at empowering women living in extreme poverty in eastern India with custom-designed mobile technology.

Laboring for Justice

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Kavita Ramdas, Trickle Up’s Advisor in Residence, explains how advancing both women’s reproductive & economic rights and freedoms is key to ending poverty.

Making a Rocky Desert Bloom

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Since 1986, Trickle Up’s partner Jamgoria Sevabrata has transformed 25,000 acres of barren landscape into a green, sustainable, and profitable resource for the poorest.

FEATURED VIDEO

Arpita Mandal
West Bengal, India
Arpita Mandal lived in extreme poverty until she joined Trickle Up’s program in her community in rural West Bengal, India. Today she owns 18 goats, 50 hens, and an incense business. She saves in a Trickle Up savings group and can afford to send her children to school. “Everything is going in a good direction,” she says.

GLOBAL IMPACT

Americas
Africa
India


Households Reached:
Vulnerable Populations Reached:

EXPLORE REGION IMPACT

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HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

3x

Combating Hunger

Do women and their families enjoy a better quality of life, including more and better food and access to healthcare?

average increase in households’ daily spending on foods other than grains in West Africa.

$527

Building Livelihoods

Are women building livelihoods that are dignified, diversified, productive, and sustainable?

Total annual average income increase of participant households in India.

99%

Access to Savings & Credit

Do women have access to fair and effective means of saving money and accessing credit?

participants in India now have savings, up from 7% pre-program.

98%

Social Empowerment

Are women making significant progress toward social inclusion in their communities and empowerment at home?

participants in Guatemala have an active role in household decision-making.
250
Participants Since 1979
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Lives Impacted
37
Local & Global Partners
42
Team Members Worldwide

"Earlier I thought, ‘What could I do being a woman?’ but now I have realized women are no longer for subjugation. Women can do everything if they get the chance."

Pinky BesraParticipant in India

"Before, I could not even buy shoes for my children…Now I can send my children to school."

Juliette ZidaParticipant in Burkina Faso

“Trickle Up’s program very likely has large positive impact for women and other vulnerable groups living in ultra-poverty.”

ImpactMatters

“We are pleased to support Trickle Up’s work providing the poorest people with not just the tools, but with the hope of escaping poverty and achieving what we all want: better futures for our children, families, and community.”

Dennis WhitePresident & CEO, MetLife Foundation

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

Kofi AnnanFormer UN Secretary General

2016 Annual Report

In 2016, our programs benefited over 215,000 people, working with 40,931 households. That’s a 3X increase from 2015.

Trickle Up has Platinum status on GuideStar because of our commitment to transparency.

Trickle Up is one of 5 nonprofits recommended by ImpactMatters after passing a rigorous impact audit, certifying Trickle Up.