“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.

12 Ways Participants Measure Success

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Succeeding on their own terms: How do we include women and vulnerable populations as active, equal partners when comes time for us to measure the success of our programs?

What 97 Weeks Looks Like

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Members of Sougr Nooma gather for their weekly savings group meeting in Monpelghin, a very rural community in Burkina Faso. It is the 97th time they’ve met.

When Humanitarian Aid Isn’t Enough

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This is the first in a two-part series by Alexi Taylor-Grosman on our work with refugees and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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
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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

2015 Annual Report

In 2015, our programs benefited 60,000 people, working with 12,181 households. That’s a 50% increase from 2014.

Join us on Monday April 17 to raise hundreds of thousands for women living in extreme poverty.

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