With 10% of the world’s population living in extreme poverty, MetLife Foundation and Trickle Up are committed to building economic and social opportunities for marginalized people.
Leading the Way
“My name is Mungli Lohar. I am from Chhota Nagra. I am in the Moshkal Women’s Self Help Group. I was selected out of many women to be a ‘Smart Sakhi’ (coach). I train other members. Trickle Up partners taught me how to use mobile phones. Now I am passing on these skills. My goal is to lift us out of poverty. We support each other. We borrowed from the group to start a small restaurant. We serve fish, eggs, bread, and samosas.”
“My sister Mungli is a good trainer. She gives us support and encouragement.”
“My sister is a good student.”
“Mungli can get frustrated if we forget something but she always explains it again.”
“Our future is bright. We won’t back down. I am a leader and we can achieve anything… together.”
Our participants from across the world share their experiences with Trickle Up programs and the resilient pathways they were able to forge to transform their situations.
On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we joined MetLife Foundation to reaffirm our commitment to the social & economic inclusion of indigenous communities.