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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 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 1.5 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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Breaking Barriers


Learn how Trickle Up is fighting to get families around the world out of the cycle of extreme poverty. With training, support, and seed capital, our approach helps women gain the tools and confidence to transform their lives and break the cycle. Trickle Up starts here.

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Brave Women at the Ends of the Graduation Scale Approach

Guest writer Anna Ferracuti from the UN Capital Development Fund shares the story of two inspiring refugee women working to change their lives through the Graduation Approach.

Bill and Melinda Gates in India

The Moment of Lift

I just finished reading The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates. When I started the book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But, hers is a powerful description of her work and lessons from years of the work that she, her husband, and their colleagues have done to address poverty, injustice, and inequality.

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Adapting Graduation for Refugees

At Trickle Up, we have drawn on our work spanning ten country operations and three continents to create the Graduation and Refugee Standards to provide guidance around how to design, adapt, and implement graduation for refugees and host communities affected by displacement.

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Participants in 2018
M+
Lives Impacted since 1979
Local & Global Partners
Team Members Worldwide

GLOBAL IMPACT

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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.

"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 reached 160,127 people in 2018 – more than double the number reached in 2017.


Awarded 4 stars by Charity Navigator for our commitment to financial efficiency, accountability, and transparency.


 

Awarded GuideStar Platinum because of our commitment to transparency.


 

Trickle Up is one of 8 nonprofits recommended by ImpactMatters after passing a rigorous impact audit.