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From our Recent Panel: “Food for Thought: 10+ Ideas to End World Hunger”

On October 19th, 2011, Trickle Up hosted a panel of food security experts to discuss ideas to end world hunger.

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Podcast from Our Recent Panel: Can Financial Services Help the Poorest of the Poor?

We discussed efforts to identify appropriate financial services that can reach the extreme poor, the 1 billion people around the world living on less than $1.25 a day.

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Photo and Quote of the Week: Achiron Bibi

Meet Achiron Bibi

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A Holistic Perspective Part 2: How Using a Woman’s Life Story Can Improve Trickle Up’s Program

Trickle Up is exploring how integrating research into our ongoing monitoring strategy could have a positive effect on how we develop strategies for our individual participants.

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Event Announcement: Can Financial Services Help the Poorest of the Poor?

In general, the extreme poor lack the qualities that even microcredit providers seek. Are there financial services that can help those most in need?

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A Holistic Perspective: How Trickle Up Can Use A Woman’s Life Story to Improve Her Future

A research paper “And Who Listens to the Poor? Shocks, Stresses and Safety Nets in India and Pakistan” offers an interesting framework for qualitative evaluation of livelihood programs.

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“Radical” Thinking on Poverty?

I recently finished reading Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

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An Unexpected Phone Call

About two years ago, we got a call from a woman named Wendy Lee from a small start-up running shoe company called Newton Running.

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When Disabilities Inspire

12% of Trickle Up’s participants worldwide were “people with disabilities,” otherwise known in nonprofit land as “PWDs.” 12%!

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Farewell from Susannah Hopkins Leisher, VP of Programs & Strategic Planning

With the myriad possible topics overwhelming me, in the end I’ve decided to rely on the words of others—some of the many people who work so hard to turn dollars into the first steps out of poverty…

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