Trickle Up savings groups enable participants to come together to save, share business strategies and advice, help one another in times of need, and access loans to grow their businesses and provide for their families. These groups help women build solidarity and social connections.

Most Recent Data


participants’ average savings, up from only $2 at the start of the project. (India)


of participants took out a loan to invest in a productive activity. (Guatemala)


increase in participants’ savings relative to a control group. (Burkina Faso)

Additional Data



of participants continue in their savings group in future years after Trickle Up’s program has ended. (Guatemala)


of participants now have savings, up from just 7% before Trickle Up. (India)


of participants took low-interest loans from their savings groups to grow their businesses, improve their homes, and send children to school. (India)



of participants reported taking a loan from their savings group to invest in their business. (Guatemala)


of participants now hold savings in institutions like banks and post offices, meaning greater access to formal financial institutions. (India)


of participants reported having savings, up from only 34% before the Trickle Up program. (Burkina Faso)



of participants now have savings, meaning less anxiety and more dreams for the future. (Guatemala)


in the number of Trickle Up participants borrowing to invest in their businesses. (Guatemala)


of participants reported having sufficient staple foods to last the duration of the “hungry season,” a full two months. (Guatemala)



of participants who began Trickle Up’s program remained with their savings groups three years later. (West Africa)


of participants reported investing their savings in improving or expanding their businesses. (Guatemala)


of participants reported taking out loans from their savings groups to invest in agriculture. (West Africa)

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Combating Hunger


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