This scarf is not made by hand. It’s made by ambition, on a machine, bought with savings, that was earned with profit. It’s made by going further.
Imagine A Village
Imagine a village.
In northern Mali, One of the poorest regions in the world, in the Sahel desert, hot dry winds blow south from the Sahara. 76% of people in the village are farmers yet they grow barely enough for their subsistence.
Imagine a family.
Living on less than $1 per person a day. Only 38% of children attend school, 30% are malnourished. Life expectancy is 50 years.
Imagine a solution.
That will help women start micro-enterprises to improve their lives – Preparing food to sell in the market or selling traditional handicrafts. They will form savings groups, sharing their knowledge.
Imagine your support.
Reaching women and their families and starting them on the first steps out of poverty.
Imagine the change that can happen.
When women are empowered to give their children opportunities they never had. And they have the tools to do so, one step, one opportunity at a time.
The Trickle Up Mali program is made possible in part by the general support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Poverty is isolation. It is hunger and instability. It’s a cycle that’s hard to break. That’s why we work harder. We work smarter on the plan and on the ground. We go further.
Mungli Lohar is a leader in her community. She has partnered with Trickle Up to teach women in her community how to use smartphones to lift them out of poverty.