Trickle Up

Trickle Up: $7,000 for its adaption Social Protection poverty graduation program in West Africa. This is a multi-year $40,000 grant to expand its Central American poverty graduation programs for the ultrapoor in Guatemala and Nicaragua. The vast majority of participants in this program are indigenous women facing continual food insecurity who are too poor to repay a traditional micro-loan. The program’s approach combined the provision of micro-grants for establishment of small enterprises with the incorporation of business coaching and savings groups. At the conclusion of the program, women had increased incomes, diversified skillsets, and robust social support networks.