Trickle Up

Non-profit partnering with women to forge pathways out of poverty

650 million people live in extreme poverty in the world today, defined by the World Bank as those living on $2.15/day or less. Trickle Up’s mission is to partner with women in extreme poverty to build economic opportunity and drive inclusion. We support women and highly vulnerable populations to forge resilient pathways out of poverty by starting microenterprises and building livelihoods. We drive large-scale change by partnering with local organizations, global institutions, and local governments, helping them adopt and adapt evidence-based, proven programming. Since 1979, Trickle Up has reached 2.3 million people through partnering with 460,000. We aim to serve 45,000 women this year, reaching an additional 225,000 currently living in extreme poverty. We have active projects in Colombia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, and Uganda, and teams based in India, Latin America, Uganda, and the U.S. Our goal is to reach 5 million people by 2030 by partnering with a total of 1 million women participants living in extreme poverty.

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Las Técnicas

Members of Trickle Up’s technical team share Indigenous heritage with our project participants. The FUERTE project allows them to connect more deeply with their native languages, ...

Trickle Up Names New Regional Director in Latin America

Trickle Up Names Natalia Wills as New Latin America Regional Director. Trickle Up nombra a Natalia Wills como nueva Directora Regional para América Latina.

2023 Annual Partners Meet in Odisha

Trickle Up staff hosts an annual partner meeting in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, to review progress and plan for the coming years. The event brought together staff from Trickle Up's many o ...

New Partnership with Ministry of Gender in Oaxaca

Trickle Up staff visits Oaxaca, Mexico, to meet with and sign an agreement with new partners in the Ministry of Gender in Oaxaca. Local partners CAMATI and other stakeholders atten ...

TARGETING

Targeting plays a prominent role in coaching, a key part of the Graduation Approach and Trickle Up's programs. Read the brief to find out more about how we continuously improve thi ...

Lilias' Journey

Lilias Amana is a force in her community in Imvepi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. But she didn’t start there. Lilias is a South Sudanese refugee to Uganda, having fled from violen ...

DIGITAL LITERACY & TECHNOLOGY

Digital literacy plays a prominent role in coaching, a key part of the Graduation Approach and Trickle Up's programs. Read the brief to find out more about how we continuously impr ...

Social research to address extreme poverty in migrant populations in Colombia

The “FOCO” project (Fortalecimiento a Organizaciones locales en Colombia), led by Trickle Up in Colombia, organized a forum to present the results of two studies on extreme pov ...

Care to Play: Early Education for Pathways Out of Poverty

The Care to Play program brings Trickle Up together with Indus Action, Saajha, Rocket Learning, and IDInsight to address issues of early childhood development for families living i ...

Graduating to Resilience Learnings: Digital Adaptations & Participant Results

Graduating to Resilience is a USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) funded Activity and implemented by AVSI Foundation in collaboration with Trickle Up and the American Ins ...