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I Have a lot of Dreams ~ A Video Journal by Kathleen Donovan, Trickle Up Board Member

This past January, I was invited along with my son Michael and other members of the board to visit with some of the women in Trickle Up’s India program.

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The Sweet Taste of Savings in Nicaragua

This January I had the opportunity to speak with two groups of women in Nicaragua who were three months in to the Trickle Up program.

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Voices from the Field: Microenterprise Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Guatemala

One young woman directly explained to me: “I need to work so I can learn to value who I am, to believe in myself.”

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Visualizing Sustainability

Sustainability has always been a key component of Trickle Up’s programs. This includes both the sustainability of lifting our participants out of poverty, as well as ensuring our program’s longevity.

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Remembering Mildred Robbins Leet (1922 – 2011)

Mildred Robbins Leet, co-founder of Trickle Up and an activist who devoted her life to improving the lives of people all over the world, passed away on May 3.

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Meet the Mothers of Trickle Up and Honor Your Own

As journalist Campbell Brown put it so eloquently, mothers everywhere share the same hopes, “…to see dreams and opportunities in their children’s eyes.”

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Fasting, Blogging & Mapping to Overcome Hunger

Today, Mark Bittman, noted food columnist for the New York Times, blogged about hunger and poverty, and Trickle Up’s efforts to overcome this “disease.”

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The Controversy over Grameen and Muhammad Yunus

You may have read recently about Muhammad Yunus and a movement by politicians in Bangladesh to remove him from his position as Managing Director of Grameen Bank, which he founded.

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Today, We Celebrate Remarkable Women Around the World

This is a day when people around the world take time to reflect, recognize and celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

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A Follow-Up Letter to Mr. Glenn Beck from Bill Abrams, President of Trickle Up

Together, let’s see what poverty looks like, why it exists and how programs like Trickle Up’s do make a difference. Perhaps that will change your mind.

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