Disability, Poverty, & Livelihoods

This guide encourages and assists organizations seeking to include people with disabilities in their livelihood programs.

Trickle Up’s work with marginalized populations around the world has enhanced our ability to include people with disabilities in our projects. We found that engaging with people with disabilities in Guatemala is surprisingly similar to engaging with marginalized people in marginalized communities in our projects in India and Burkina Faso, most of whom are people without disabilities.

This guide allows us to share what we have learned, some pitfalls we encountered, and some examples of transformation we witnessed as people with disabilities, and their households and communities, overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges through the course of this project.


New Savings, New Destinies

The Anibhitha village of Kunjbona Panchayat is a remote hamlet that is part of the Littipara community development block about 40 kilometers from Pakur, Jharkhand, India. It is home to the Pahariya Tribe—one of India’s Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG). For...

Not Handmade


We go further