We’re incredibly proud here at Trickle Up to have been named one of 19 organizations receiving a 2022 grant from UNFCU Foundation. The Foundation supports healthcare, education, livelihood training, and humanitarian relief for women and youth, with the aim of reducing poverty — a key goal of the 2030 Agenda, which recognizes it as the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
The grant we’ve received will support a new phase of programming in Guatemala to improve economic opportunities for indigenous women, especially those with disabilities, living in extreme poverty. With the Foundation’s support, the Americas team will expand on achievements made to date and provide innovative solutions to support participants as they build resilience to socioeconomic shock.
One of these solutions is further integrating digital tools into the program. These tools, as Jorge Coy, Regional Representative for the Americas, states, “are accelerating women’s progress in savings and loan groups, reducing inequalities among disabled populations in rural Guatemala.”
Read the full press release issued by UNFCU Foundation. And watch for updates on Desde El Poder Local’s next phase on our project page.