She is the Solution

Trickle Up Video

She is the Solution

Trickle Up is committed to helping women break the cycle of extreme poverty for themselves and their families. Here’s how...


Captions: 1.4 Billion people live on <$1.25 every day
That’s 1 in 7 people on our planet – Surviving on less than the cost of a small coffee, a cheap slice, getting half-way there per day – If this is what you have to make it through each day, you’re not just poor, you’re ultra poor – in the bottom billion, the poorest of the poor, at the bottom of the pyramid, chronically hungry – you’re a woman, rural, affected by a disability – now, imagine that you’re her. – you have no productive assets, savings or security, formal education, access to healthcare or sanitation facilities – which means you’re extremely vulnerable – to hunger, illiteracy, disease, HIV, droughts, floods – and so are your kids. – and their kid, and their kids. – that’s where Trickle Up comes in – we identify a woman in extreme poverty – and help her start a business with training and capital in the form of a Spark Grant. Soon, she’s reaping the results of her hard work and invests with her savings group where she builds savings and plans for the future. – she’s flipped the equation – now she’s the solution – and much less vulnerable to floods, droughts, HIV, disease, illiteracy, hunger – and so are her kids, and their kids. You get the picture, right? – Now she has what she needs to build a better life: food security, financial security, assets and income, healthcare, sanitation, skills and training – that’s Trickle Up.