Trickle Up helps the lowest income widows in Uganda take the first steps out of poverty by providing business training, conditional seed money and support services to start or expand a small business.
In Uganda, many older women have lost their husbands to HIV/AIDS and are frequently the sole caregivers for a range of children and grandchildren. They carry out this role with a great degree of pride and innovation. The Trickle Up Program is implemented through local partner agencies, whose programs in areas such as sustainable agriculture, vocational training, serving HIV/AIDS-affected people, street children, and women’s empowerment complement our micro-enterprise program.
Trickle Up provides business capital to entrepreneurs in the form of grants and basic business training geared to illiterates. Each business receives a grant of $100 distributed in two $50 installments.
The financial well-being, health and education benefits, along with women’s empowerment, that stem from our programs are having tangible results among our clients.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Trickle Up Program, Uganda