The Project and Its Objectives
SHG members having a meeting
A programme participant in her agriculture field.

Trickle up Program was launched in 2007 with the support of Trickle Up of United Statesto promote sustainable livelihood for poorest of the poor people in the target area. The majorfocus of the project is on improving quality of life of the beneficiaries through proper orientation and support for durable self-employment. During every project year‘Trickle up’purposes to reach out to 300 poorest of the poor families through the woman head of the household and assist them to work their way out of poverty with dignity. This program envisions reduction of extreme poverty in the targeted villages by the end of the project term.The other components of the program are skill enhancement training for program participants (PPs), creation of employment opportunity & awareness on health.

The wider objectives of the program are to:

  • Promote people and their capacity to make a difference in their lives
  • Empower the participants to build up their potential and strengthen their communities
  • Increase networking and linkage with the government institutions and provide health services to the community
  • Undertake activities for socio-economic development of the community
Project Area & Beneficiaries
Phases Year Name of the Block Number  of G.P Number of the Village Number of hamlets Total participants
1 2007-2008 Tangarpali 4 6 6 100
2 2008-2009 Tangarpali, and
8 13 17 250
3 2009-2010 Tangarpali, 
Lephripada, and
8 16 19 250
4 2010-2013 Bargaon 4 14 25 300
TOTAL   24 49 67 900

With 4th phase intervention, the total number of beneficiaries under trickle up program reaches as many as 900.These beneficiaries are entitled to receive a free grant worth 100 US dollars, that has been increased since the fourth phase to 250 dollars (equivalent to Rupees 11,280/-), lean and pregnancy period allowances, training, & other technical support to practice an income generating activity independently. The grant amount is disbursed to PPs by means of account payee cheques in a maximum of two instalments.

Selection Of Beneficiaries and Income Generating Activities

The project staffs conduct social mapping, wealth ranking and PRA exercise to know about the socio–economic status of the eligible participants. Then a final poverty assessment is made leading to the selection of beneficiaries. It is followed by livelihood planning forvarious beneficiaries when the project staff analyse the situation at area level, its socio economic background, existing market, and feasibility of the possible activity. Then the beneficiaries go through a series of planning at individual level, conduct group discussions and finally confirm the plan at SHG level.Over these stages, the project staffs help the project participants to access and analyse the status of livelihood to be undertaken and to identify the action that needs to be taken to improve their preparedness for IGA. The most commonly selected IGAs are vegetable cultivation, ration shop, goat rearing, poultry farm, bi-cycle repairing shop, and rice processing.Theproject also takes initiatives to formWSHG among the PPs. Staffscontinue to provide handholding support to WSHG members so that they could manage their group sustainably.The project has to ensure that the group is effectively organized and that the members reflect the desired behaviour change.

One of the programme participant with her goat supported under this programme.
Goatry Training at Pamra
Concern For Hunger, Health & Hygiene

Unemployment & hunger is a great problem in the project area giving way to distress migration of people to near and far-away in search of livelihood. Poor vocational knowledge & lack of awareness and capital are the reasons behind migration. The Trickle up project provides financial assistance to PPs to withstand difficult periods of the year. It provides for subsistence allowance during the lean period & pregnancy period @ 18 rupees a day.The maximum duration of the lean period and pregnancy allowance are 2 months & 3 months respectively. Our health staffs also create consciousness about personal hygiene, specially washing of hands before cooking or eating food, and after defecation. Using the cause effect relationship for explanation, they inform the project participants how diseasescould be prevented through adoption of better practices.

Capacity Building Training Organized For Project Participants In 2011
Sl. No. Activities/Process Undertaken Objective Impact /Achievement 
1. Orientation Training   To motivate them for self-employement Willing to take steps to launch an IGA
Begin to take risk & responsibility
2. SHG training Formation of SHG and strengthening 22 WSHGs formed and functioning properly