Trickle Up is a pioneer in the field of micro enterprise, which has been widely demonstrated to be an effective model for alleviating poverty. Trickle Up works in Africa, Asia, and the Americans. Trickle Up also operates in the United States in New York, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, Native American lands, Southern California and other areas. Trickle Up entrepreneur started 9858 businesses last year, improving the lives of nearly 40,000 people. Three-fourths of the businesses were started by women, and the resulting economic gains also yield improved medical care, education, housing and independence for the Trickle Up entrepreneurs and their families.