Trickle Up helps people identify appropriate businesses based on their skills, resources, and local markets. With a Trickle Up grant, women are able to fund one or more enterprises, usually combining short and long-term business activities. This diversification reduces risk and helps ensure participants have income year-round.

Most Recent Data

34

average monthly income of project participants, up from $22 before the project. (Nicaragua)

618

average increase in households’ total value of land and livestock assets, compared to an average value of $73 at the outset. (India)

3.7

average livestock (sheep and goats) ownership increased by 3.7X relative to a control group. (Burkina Faso)

Additional Data

2015

93

of participants with a disability contribute to their households, up from 49% before Trickle Up. (Guatemala)

527

average increase in total annual income of participant households, an estimated $205 of which can be attributed to Trickle Up’s program. (India)

96

of women don’t depend on their husbands or families for purchasing items, compared to just 40% pre-program. (Guatemala)

2014

65

of participants reported having two or more businesses, increasing their resilience to environmental shocks and market trends. (Burkina Faso)

76

of participants reported having more economic independence. (Guatemala)

99

of households where two or more members were forced to migrate for work reported no longer having to migrate. Steadier incomes mean families are no longer forced to migrate for labor. (India)

2013

97

of participants reported that someone in their household had to go hungry for an entire day after Trickle Up, down from 81% before our program. (India)

94

of participants report being satisfied with their businesses. (Guatemala)

10

increase in the number of participant households who are engaged in commercial activity, from 6% to 61% after Trickle Up. (Guatemala)

2012

88

of participants finished Trickle Up’s program with plans for future livelihood activities that field staff assessed as viable and sustainable. (West Africa)

45

increase in personal assets like bicycles, pots and pans or furniture. (Global)

93

increase in cow ownership and 55% increase in goat and sheep ownership after one year in Trickle Up’s program. (West Africa)

Other Key Indicators

Combating Hunger

Saving and Accessing Credit

Social Empowerment

Help more women build strong, sustainable businesses