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Mali and Burkina Faso
During the dry season when her food stores ran out, Diedere and her family were at the mercy of the hungry season. But now...
As Niamoye explains, “The money comes from my business and I have the power to give loans to my husband."
Aminata used the seed capital grant she received to start a small catering business cooking and selling rice in the marketplace.
Her contributions to her family allow Ramata to communicate openly with her husband. “Trickle Up changed my married life.”
Malado Sabbabou Sow
The changes in Malado’s quality of life and outlook show clear signs of success. Aside from contributing to her savings group...
Cheick Tidiane Diarra
Cheick, 41 years old, was born with a physical disability affecting his legs. But that did not stop him from achieving his dreams.
During her savings group meeting, Parbati Murmu explained, "Now, my family and I don’t have to migrate ever again.”
Sushila used to have to travel to brick kilns for a meagre income doing backbreaking labor, all in order to feed her family.
“From ducks we could sell eggs, and with that money we could eat better food, send children to school, and wear better dresses.”
“We have work cultivating, savings, and assets…We are better now, we have food at home, and the children are going to school.”
“When the project started, people said you have to stand up on your own feet by the end: now I can say I can stand on my own feet.”
Saving money no longer seems impossible for the Oraon family who frequently were forced to skip meals and migrate annually.
Sanaka used to migrate to Kolkata to find wage labor working on road construction. She is a 32 year-old mother of two living in...
After learning of the alternatives to migration through Trickle Up, Chamo has become a welcomed member of her village community.
Read how Sulekha is overcoming extreme poverty, discrimination, and a visual disability with her new business.
Guatemala and Nicaragua
Astrid Yesenia Ben Ramirez
Astrid is 18 and has a moderate intellectual disability. Her food cart business is helping her gain confidence in her community.
Diego Ramírez Xicay
Diego used to make embroidered goods, which proved extremely difficult because of his pronounced rheumatoid arthritis.
Margarita Sub Colon
Marganita wakes up at 3 every morning to make 60 tamales, then climbs the nearby hills visiting households to sell them.
Since opening a shop inside her home, Maria gets many visitors. Her best customers are Trickle Up participants living nearby.
“I am happy because loans from my savings group helped me buy more products for my shop and medicine for my grandchildren.”
Judith López Aceveda
The activity around Judith López Aceveda’s fruit stand never seems to stop. Customers buy pineapple, banana, mango, papaya, orange...
Enoelia del Carmen Centeno
Doña Enoelia can now provide more nutritious food and better clothing for her family after purchasing a tortilla stall.
Ruth Esther González Martínez
Not only did I receive $100, I received an opportunity to better the lives of my family ~ and I have seen the results.
Juana Vicente Martín
Juana says she wants her business to be very successful, and hopes to not have to migrate for work in the coffee plantations ever again.