Engaging Ugandan AIDS Widows in Business

by Trickle Up Program


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.
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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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Trickle Up Program, Uganda

Organization Information

Trickle Up Program

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.trickleup.org
Trickle Up Program
Project Leader:
Ezra Simon
Program Officer for Africa
New York, NY United States

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