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Human Potential

A champion
for the
ultra-poor

We can end ultra-poverty in our lifetime...

Ultra-poverty is the most dire form of poverty on the planet. Without meaningful income, sufficient food or shelter millions of households are trapped in a pernicious cycle of intergenerational deprivation. The majority of these families are headed by women who are often too isolated to access most existing forms of social and economic support. Without this support, the ultra-poor (an estimated 80 million families) are being left out of global efforts to eradicate poverty. By prioritizing and reaching these women, we can end ultra-poverty permanently and ensure that every family can not just survive, but thrive.

Why we focus on the ultra-poor

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  • PARTNER - BOMA

    Uplift supports BOMA in developing a scale and replication model for it’s program in drought-threatened lands in Kenya that empowers ultra-poor women to become micro-entrepreneurs with enterprises that sustain their families.

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    BRAC, who pioneered the Graduation model, has lifted 1.2 million women out of ultra-poverty to date. Uplift supported BRAC in developing a technical assistance model to enable it to accelerate sharing and embedding its models in government programs and multi-country institutions to drive scale.

  • PARTNER - OPPORTUNITY INTERNATIONAL

    With networks in over 25 countries, Opportunity Intl has created nearly 14 million jobs since its inception through job training and financial services. Uplift enabled Opportunity Intl to integrate Graduation approaches within its network to enable them to effectively reach the ultra-poor. With Uplift support, Opportunity Intl is implementing and proving the approach for scale across its global footprint.

  • PARTNER - FUNDACIÓN CAPITAL

    Fundaciȯn Capital is a leader in ending extreme poverty in Latin America through inclusive finance and innovative models. Uplift’s investment in Fundaciȯn Capital advances their strategy to drive implementation of Graduation-type approaches within government programs in Latin America to attain scale and move policy.

  • PARTNER - TRICKLE UP

    To date, Trickle Up has helped 1 million of the poorest people move up the ladder of self-sufficiency. Uplift supported Trickle Up’s partnership with UNHCR to scale Graduation approaches for displaced populations and embed such approaches within UNHCR’s global strategy.

  • PARTNER- FUNDACIÓN CAPITAL

    A Fundaciȯn Capital coach supports a participant with her crops in Peru ensuring her success as a micro-entrepreneur who can go on to support her family.

  • PARTNER - FONKOZE

    Fonkoze focuses on delivering services to the poorest people in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, with 80% of the population living in poverty. Uplift invested in Fonkoze’s advocacy, technical assistance and scaling strategies within Haiti.

Together
we can lift
the floor

who we are

A champion for the ultra-poor.

Uplift is transforming a system that has historically left the most vulnerable behind. Our systems-level approach deploys investment to equip a diverse set of partners with the resources and innovation needed to scale and adapt evidence-based programs serving the ultra-poor. We leverage the power of data to accelerate best-in-class approaches and to effectively advocate across sectors to ensure the ultra-poor are not left out or behind. Our model works: In our first four years we have unlocked more than $135 million in commitments from partners to pilot, embed, and scale evidence-backed solutions targeting the ultra-poor.

Our method

Advocacy

Innovation

Infrastructure

What we invest in

We Mobilize
Resources

We Get &
Share Data

We Grow the
Numbers

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    Because of their economic and social isolation, accurately identifying the ultra-poor is one of the most important challenges to delivering the support they need. Our partners are applying, adapting, and innovating effective community-based models to ensure the very poorest are reached.

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    Once identified and enrolled in a program, participants are provided access to clean water and sanitation and coached to adopting proper hygiene techniques.

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    Participants and their families also receive regular health care, counseling, and life-skills training to address social as well as economic exclusion.

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    Holistic support includes helping participants find adequate shelter and the skills to grow their enterprises and assets.

  • PARTNER- FUNDACIÓN CAPITAL

    Participants are trained in financial literacy and are taught how to save, open a bank account and diversify their income sources.

  • PARTNER - FONKOZE

    Participating families are able to enroll their children in school and support their attendance and success during their schooling.

what we believe

Every family deserves a chance.

All families should have the opportunity to live healthy, happy, and prosperous lives no matter their circumstances. We know what it takes to empower ultra-poor families with the skills and resources needed to transform their lives and escape the worst forms of poverty. Uplift is fueling a global movement to empower women by bringing together the innovation, resources, and partners needed to help these families reach their full potential.

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    Because of their economic and social isolation, accurately identifying the ultra-poor is one of the most important challenges to delivering the support they need. Our partners are applying, adapting, and innovating effective community-based models to ensure the very poorest are reached.

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    Once identified and enrolled in a program, participants are provided access to clean water and sanitation and coached to adopting proper hygiene techniques.

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    Participants and their families also receive regular health care, counseling, and life-skills training to address social as well as economic exclusion.

  • PARTNER - BRAC

    Holistic support includes helping participants find adequate shelter and the skills to grow their enterprises and assets.

  • PARTNER- FUNDACIÓN CAPITAL

    Participants are trained in financial literacy and are taught how to save, open a bank account and diversify their income sources.

  • PARTNER - FONKOZE

    Participating families are able to enroll their children in school and support their attendance and success during their schooling.

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  • Our impact

    Uplift recognized an extraordinary program inside our organization and helped us make it visible on the global stage. They have encouraged others to adopt it and accelerate opportunity for the poorest.

    Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

    Founder and Chairperson, BRAC

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