Post-Katrina Small Business Help for Delta's Poor

by Trickle Up Program


Trickle Up will help 500 low-income entrepreneurs in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Business training and conditional seed capital will help them start or expand a small business.
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As people affected by Hurricane Katrina search for ways to rebuild their lives, it is crucial that those with nothing--no collateral, no records and even no address--are given the chance to begin again. Many have expressed their desire to start up a business of their own. But jobs are not always easy to come by in the areas of the Delta, already poor and with high unemployment, where Trickle Up is active. 500 low-income people will be given training and seed capital.


Trickle Up has 10 partners in the region, with dozens of professional business trainers ready to provide support through the Trickle Up business plan. Also, will provide training and conditional $700 business grants.

Long-Term Impact

Entrepreneurs will grow their businesses, reduce their dependence on public assistance and increase their family income. Small local businesses will revitalize poor neighborhoods and provide vital local services.

Additional Documentation

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


Trickle Up Program
Trickle Up's US Program

Organization Information

Trickle Up Program

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Trickle Up Program
Project Leader:
Tessa Jackson
U.S. Field Officer, Delta/Gulf Coast Office
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 29 donors like you, a total of $15,404 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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