Give2Asia invites you to
a brown-bag discussion featuring
Bill Abrams and Rhonda Zapatka
from the microenterprise non-profit
340 Pine Street, Suite 501, San Francisco, CA 94104
Wednesday, June 22 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 p.m.
Bring your own brownbag lunch
About Trickle Up
The primary focus of Trickle Up is to help women raising families in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 a day) “graduate” to above poverty levels of income with financial independence and available savings. The graduation approach is a completely new and fresh take on microfinance. Instead of casting a wide net of loans with relatively high interest rates like traditional micro-credit agencies, Trickle Up outlines a comprehensive strategy, hinged on responsible savings and social responsibility to ensure eventual financial independence. By establishing a group of 10 or so women that regulate the repayment of the loans, they are able to hold each other socially responsible and collectively strive for success.
Trickle Up has set their sights on helping over 1 million women in the coming 5 years, doubling their historic numbers since 1979. With recent studies emerging that reinforce the efficacy of the graduation approach there is growing support for creative, data-driven microenterprise organizations like Trickle Up.
About the Speakers
Bill Abrams, president of Trickle Up, came from a career as an executive and journalist for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and ABC News.
Rhonda Zapatka, vice president of development and communications at Trickle Up, is an experienced nonprofit professional focusing on educational management.