Hunger takes its toll on physical health and economic productivity. Annual “hungry seasons” can force households to liquidate productive assets, migrate away from their homes in search of work, and resort to dangerous and undignified means of survival. Improving a woman’s ability to provide her family with food enhances her well-being and creates the space for participants to engage in longer-term,  higher-yielding productive livelihoods.

Most Recent Data

73

of project participants had healthier eating habits, regularly able to consume fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. (Guatemala)

1

of participant households reported not having enough to eat over the past year, down from 95% before the program. (India)

13

decrease in the number of households experiencing food scarcity relative to a control group. (Burkina Faso)

Additional Data

2015

1

of households report sometimes or often not having enough to eat, a significant decrease from 45% reporting hunger before the program. (India)

74

of participants cultivate 5 or more nutrient-rich crops, compared to just 29% pre-program. (Guatemala)

88

the percentage of households who consume meat bi-weekly, up from only 42% before Trickle Up. (Guatemala)

2014

3

increase in households’ reported daily spending on foods other than grains, meaning more nutritious diets richer in vegetables and protein. (Burkina Faso)

99

of participants reported eating at least two cooked meals per day, up from only 42% before Trickle Up. (India)

83

of participants were successfully cultivating at least 5 different nutrient-rich vegetables by the end of the program, greatly increasing the quality of meals. (Guatemala)

2013

1

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)

67

of participants reported improvements in accessing food. Now only 7% report sometimes or often lacking food, down from 69% before the Trickle Up program. (Burkina Faso)

45

of participants were able to invest profits from their businesses in growing crops for their own consumption. (Guatemala)

2012

93

increase in participants’ weekly reported consumption of meat, including fish and poultry. (Guatemala)

28

increase in participants’ weekly reported consumption of eggs and dairy. (Guatemala)

1

of participants reported skipping at least one meal a day, down from 13% before Trickle Up. (Guatemala)

Other Key Indicators

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