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“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

We help people in extreme poverty & vulnerability advance their economic & social well-being.

 We drive large-scale change by partnering with governments, global institutions, and local organizations. 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. Since, five people on average benefit for each woman we reach, we've helped over one million people total. In the next five years, we’re committed to helping the next million graduate out of extreme poverty.

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Transforming Village Associations into VSLAs in Niger

In partnership with the World Bank’s Adaptive Social Protection program, Trickle Up is facilitating the formation of savings groups by training field agents in Niger.

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Communities Confronting Gender Violence

Together, the women of one SHG were able to confront gender violence in their community. See how in the first of a four-part series highlighting the collective actions of Trickle Up participants in India.

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Reaching Bangladesh

Given the high incidence of extreme poverty and vulnerability in Bangladesh, Trickle Up launches a new partnership to reach 13,000 families.

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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

Americas
Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Ecuador

Households Reached: 1600
Vulnerable Populations Reached: Women, Youth, Indigenous Groups, People with Disabilities, Refugees

Africa

Africa
Burkina Faso, Zambia, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Niger, Mauritania, Senegal, Chad

Households Reached: 5100
Vulnerable Populations Reached: Women, Youth, Refugees

Asia

Asia
India, Vietnam, Bangladesh

Households Reached: 4200
Vulnerable Populations Reached: Women, Indigenous Groups, Youth

HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS

Combating Hunger

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

Combating Hunger

3x

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

Building Livelihoods

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

Building Livelihoods

$527

Total annual average income increase of participant households in India.

Access to Savings & Credit

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

Access to Savings & Credit

99%

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

Social Empowerment

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

Social Empowerment

98%

participants in Guatemala have an active role in household decision-making.

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Participants Since 1979
M+
Lives Impacted
Local & Global Partners
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 Besra

Participant in India

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

Juliette Zida

Participant 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 White

President & CEO, MetLife Foundation

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

Kofi Annan

Former UN Secretary General

Trickle Up Gala 2018

On Monday, April 16, empower women & families at the annual gala.

2016 Annual Report

In 2016, Trickle Up benefited over 215,000 people. That’s a 3X increase from 2015.

Awarded GuideStar Platinum because of our commitment to transparency.

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