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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.

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We go further

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.

New Savings, New Destinies

Rani Paharia is the treasurer of her savings group in the Anibhitha village of Jharkhand, India. Through the group, Rani and her peers are saving, making small loans, and working towards building bett ...

Resilience During Crisis

With a Trickle Up seed grant and support from her father, 16-year-old Santa Irene invested in a small consumer goods store that generated profits needed to help them persevere during the Covid-19 cris ...

Going Further

The full magnitude of the health, economic, and social fallout of Covid-19 is still uncertain, but it is clear that it will be catastrophic for hundreds of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable ...

Town Hall with Jo Sanson

On July 29, 2020, Senior Director of Evaluation, Research & Learning, Jo Sanson discussed the objectives, benefits, and challenges of using digital tools to support livelihoods programs and examined h ...

Entrepreneurship & Resiliency

José Alfredo, is a ten-year-old boy with hearing disabilities in Ixcán, Guatemala. Thanks to the efforts of his mother, Catarina Jacinto, he now has hearing aids that allow him to continue with scho ...

Expectations to Excel

Floridalma is 21 years old and lives with her husband and their three-year-old daughter in northern Guatemala. Using her Trickle Up seed capital, she began raising poultry and has grown her savings. S ...

In the Eye of the Storm

Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal and Odisha, India on May 20, 2020, increasing uncertainty for a region already grappling with the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19. Atreyee Kar recalls living through ...

Town Hall with Leah Berkowitz

On June 17, 2020, Director of Program Quality Leah Berkowitz examined how Trickle Up is adapting our programs now, how we are learning about the effects of Covid-19 on the people we serve, and how thi ...

A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine

Covid-19 has created a difficult, if not dire, situation for the most vulnerable people. Sukanti is not exempt from the struggles, but thanks to her earlier efforts to begin a nutritional garden, she ...

We stand with you

We are outraged by the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and the countless others before them, by police officers in the United States. We stand with their fa ...

Serving Hope

During the Covid-19 crisis, MPOWERED participants have shown exemplary leadership and compassion for the community and have come forward in their villages, supporting awareness campaigns and distribut ...