As an estimated 97 million more people were thrown into extreme poverty because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our work to address extreme poverty is more critical now than ever. Amid the challenges posed by a second year of the pandemic, participants in Trickle Up projects demonstrated incredible resilience. They started businesses and pivoted their livelihoods to weather uncertainty. They earned and saved and supported one another. They found their voices and made decisions for the future.
In 2021, working alongside nearly 50 partners, we reached over 200,000 people by investing in 41,000 women living in extreme poverty.