This scarf is not made by hand. It’s made by ambition, on a machine, bought with savings, that was earned with profit. It’s made by going further.
A Thank You from Diando
Interviewer translating: In the past we weren’t involved in any business. Trickle Up came to train us and gave us grants to start our businesses. Today, I am very happy with my profitable business. Before, we had less than 2 meals a day. Now we have more than 4! In the past our children didn’t have clothes and shoes. Now we can get them everything they need. Our children used to go to school without pocket money to buy food. Now we can give them some. Today we are really happy. We thank you for all your support.
Poverty is isolation. It is hunger and instability. It’s a cycle that’s hard to break. That’s why we work harder. We work smarter on the plan and on the ground. We go further.
Mungli Lohar is a leader in her community. She has partnered with Trickle Up to teach women in her community how to use smartphones to lift them out of poverty.