“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.

Born Leaders

| Central America, Extreme Poverty, Financial Inclusion, Graduation Approach, Guatemala, Indigenous Populations, Partnerships, Savings & Self-Help Groups, Trickle Update, Women | No Comments

The Tamahu Savings Network consists of 38 savings groups comprising 500 members from 28 different communities across Tamahú, Guatemala.

Defying the Elements

| Extreme Poverty, Financial Inclusion, Graduation Approach, India, Mobile technology, Partnerships, Savings & Self-Help Groups, Trickle Update, Women | No Comments

Trishikh and Bodega’s film crew embark on a quest to the water-world of Sundarbans, India, in search of stories that will premiere at Trickle Up’s annual gala on April 17.

Facilitating Services for Children with Disabilities

| Central America, Disability Inclusion, Extreme Poverty, Guatemala, Impact, Indigenous Populations, Partnerships, Program, Trickle Update, Women | No Comments

IN ENGLISH Y EN ESPANOL: Efrain Tecu describes Trickle Up’s project helping parents of 100 children with disabilities build economic self-sufficiency & social networks in Guatemala.

FEATURED VIDEO

Victoria & Selvin
Guatemala
Victoria Tiul lives in the mountainous village of Pozo Seco in northern Guatemala with five children and her husband, Guillermo. Their eldest son, Selvin, 14, is affected by a physical disability which makes it difficult for him to walk. After joining Trickle Up, Victoria opened a store selling chickens, which has blossomed into a thriving shop where her son is learning how to run the family business.

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.
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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.

Join us on Monday, April 17, to help 50,000 families escape extreme poverty in 2017.

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