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A Day in My Life

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A Day in My Life

What motivates our small, international team to tackle one of the biggest challenges in global development? Trickle Up partners and staff reveal what drives their passion for helping the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women achieve self-sufficiency and become active members of their communities.

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We empower the most vulnerable people by connecting with them…
Efrain Tecu: “I was a victim of Guatemala’s civil war so I identify with participants personally.”
Alexice To: “What makes Trickle Up successful is our local implementing partners. They are very passionate people and they love what they do”
Florie Bielsa: “Other organizations view participants with pity. Here at Trickle Up, we see their knowledge. They enact change in their own lives.”
Alexice: “One element of the program is that we organize them in savings groups which is incredibly important. There is a sisterhood that develops.”
Efrain: “I love my job. It’s amazing to see how much they can save. I can’t even save that much and I earn a salary.”
Sanatan Mahato: “Women who couldn’t afford 2 square meals a day now have adequate food supplies. Those who had only one sari now have 3 or 4 saris. Those who had no money to save now have savings accounts. I feel proud about helping them progress.”
Brishaspati Mahato: “A participant’s husband asked her to leave the Trickle Up group. She told him she could leave him but not the group. She is so confident capable and skilled that she is able to survive on her own.”
Maitreyee Ghosh: “When I first met these women in the villages they were silent about their needs. Breaking the silence is my challenge and that’s my motivation.”
Sanatan Mahato: “Witnessing their progress is exciting and inspiring.”
Jayashree Mahato: “These women have proven they will not be poor again. They will progress. It’s only a matter of time.”
Jorge Coy: “When mothers are motivated and inspired we can change the lives of many children. That’s what I’ve seen at Trickle Up. It’s more than a job, It’s a passion.”
We are Trickle Up.