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Trickle Up’s Approach to Graduation

Trickle Up uses an evidence-based approach, Graduation, to address the unique complexities of extreme poverty.

Trickle Up’s core competencies are rooted in the Graduation Approach – a rigorously tested approach to economic inclusion that helps households sustainably move out of extreme poverty. Program components work together to increase the economic and social empowerment of participants.

The sequenced and time-bound Graduation Approach combines careful participant selection, livelihood planning and market research, training and coaching, and savings to build a ladder of support for participants to move out of poverty.

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Empowering Women Farmers

In early 2021, the Trickle Up team launched a two-year initiative in Odisha, India, with philanthropic grant support from the Walmart Foundation. Currently underway with NGO and government partners after careful planning and preparation, the Ultra-Poor Market Access...