Trickle Up implements a program called Graduation to help people take a series of steps on the path toward greater economic self-sufficiency. In our program, women are carefully selected and form savings groups of other women in their village. They receive a small seed capital grant to start business activities. They learn to save, access credit, build skills and support one another as peers. Each woman also receives one-on-one coaching – important for building confidence and developing livelihood plans for the future.
To make this work happen, Trickle Up works in partnership with local organizations, global institutions, and governments, focusing on how to scale what works.