Nonprofit Upsolve Helps Low-Income Americans Get Out of Debt

This edition of the Business of Giving podcast features Rohan Pavuluri, CEO of Upsolve. The nonprofit legal-services provider, founded by lawyers Pavuluri and Jonathan Petts, helps low-income Americans achieve a fresh start through Chapter 7 bankruptcy at no cost.


Denver Frederick
Chronicle of Philanthropy
July 25, 2019

Tags: Bankruptcy

Organizations mentioned/involved: Upsolve


Since 2016, Upsolve has assisted in retiring $40 million in personal debt.

“If you are a low-income family, you do not have the same rights as everyone else. If you’ve been sued for your debt, if you’re the victim of domestic abuse and you need a restraining order, if you’ve been evicted from your home, you do not have a right to a lawyer; and as a result, you can’t access the rights that are, in name, available to you,” he says. “That is something that is a really terrible thing about this country, and it’s something that I thought was a civil-rights issue that somebody needed to do something about.”