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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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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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