“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
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.
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.
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.
HOW WE MEASURE SUCCESS
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.
Are women building livelihoods that are dignified, diversified, productive, and sustainable?
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
participants in India now have savings, up from 7% pre-program.
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.
"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."
Participant in India
"Before, I could not even buy shoes for my children…Now I can send my children to school."
Participant in Burkina Faso
“Trickle Up’s program very likely has large positive impact for women and other vulnerable groups living in ultra-poverty.”
“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.”
President & CEO, MetLife Foundation
“The helping hand that your program offers reaches those who need it most.”
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.