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Trickle Up & Coronavirus

Trickle Up President Bill Abrams reports how COVID-19 is affecting Trickle Up.

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Future Connections

Trickle Up and Tata Communications have again joined forces to expand the MPOWERED project and bring mobile technology to women living in ultra-poverty in the resource-poor and most marginalized sections of Jharkhand and Odisha, India. MPOWERED bolsters sustainable livelihood options with new digital tools and supports the journey of women and families out of extreme poverty.

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Selvin and Victoria Tuil weigh tomatoes for a customer in their shop.

One Billion Voices Project Tapped as Top 100 Proposal for $100 Million MacArthur Grant

The project is an initiative by the Consortium for Building Inclusive Societies (CBIS), co-founded by Trickle Up, which aims to strengthen and expand advocacy networks and collaborate with governments to build inclusive societies that empower disabled people to lead transformational change themselves.

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Increasing Women’s Ownership & Profits

Trickle Up works! In a recent article in The Journal of Development Studies, three independent researchers found that women living in extreme poverty in the Nord region of Burkina Faso who participated in Trickle Up’s programs had increased profits and asset ownership after two years.

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A Small Shop with Big Dreams

Today, Golapi Devi and her husband Nandlal Maraiya run a successful shop at a busy intersection in Jharkhand, India. However, it was not always like this. Golapi’s fortunes changed when she joined a savings group and became a member in Trickle Up’s MPOWERED program.

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Crucial Connections

When Prafulla’s young son fell ill, it became impossible for her to migrate for work as a wage laborer. Today, thanks to her success as participant in MPOWERED, Prafulla earns enough from growing produce in her own community to pay for her son’s medical costs.

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Powering a Brighter Future

In 2016, Kuntala, an extremely poor mother of two, became a participant in the M-Powered project. Today she is the president of her savings group and cultivates vegetables and raises livestock. Read how she is breaking the cycle of poverty.

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Global Poverty Must be a Global Priority: Nobel Committee

Trickle Up sends our congratulations to Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee for receiving this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, which recognized them for their pioneering work in identifying effective approaches to ending poverty.

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Brave Women at the Ends of the Graduation Scale Approach

Guest writer Anna Ferracuti from the UN Capital Development Fund shares the story of two inspiring refugee women working to change their lives through the Graduation Approach.

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Bill and Melinda Gates in India

The Moment of Lift

I just finished reading The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates. When I started the book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But, hers is a powerful description of her work and lessons from years of the work that she, her husband, and their colleagues have done to address poverty, injustice, and inequality.

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