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Adapting Graduation for Refugees

At Trickle Up, we have drawn on our work spanning ten country operations and three continents to create the Graduation and Refugee Standards to provide guidance around how to design, adapt, and implement graduation for refugees and host communities affected by displacement.

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Trickle Up joins the Poverty Alleviation Coalition

Trickle Up joined the Poverty Alleviation Coalition, a coalition of 11 NGOs from the fields of poverty eradication, local economic development, and humanitarian aid, that strives to end the poverty of 500,000 refugee and host community households.

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Cyclones, Footprints, and Climate Justice

The extreme poor often derive their livelihoods from natural resources such as oceans, rivers, forests, and farmland that can be upended by the devastating effects of the climate crisis. Trickle Up is supporting the most vulnerable to adapt to their changing environments so they may lead sustainable livelihoods that are more resilient in the face of climate change.

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Connecting the Dots

Trickle Up’s India team organized a national seminar on the Graduation Approach that brought together senior development professionals and prominent organizations working in India. The event marked the start of a journey to determine the future action for influencing the policymakers in India.

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Changing the Lives of Refugees

Trickle Up led a donor visit to Ecuador to see firsthand how Graduation transforms lives and begins the journey out of poverty. We visited three participants—Patty, Monica, and Sabrina—in order to hear their stories.

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What it Means to Graduate in India

The graduation ceremony for 500 women in Odisha, India celebrated an important milestone in our program participants’ journeys out of poverty. It also signified a new stage for Trickle Up’s deepening work integrating the Graduation approach into large government anti-poverty programs in India.

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Strengthening Coaching in Mozambique

Recognizing the need to adapt and strengthen programs throughout implementation, Trickle Up’s Refugees Affairs team visited Nampula, Mozambique for a two-week Learning Mission with UNHCR staff and partners. Trickle Up focused on observation and information gathering and provided targeted technical assistance to the team based on those learnings.

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Trickle Up Adds Its Voice on Support for Central America

Trickle Up is alarmed by the Trump Administration’s threat to end foreign assistance to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras and adds its voice to the list of more than 70 international NGOs urging Congress to continue support for aid in Central America.

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Uplifting Indigenous Peoples in Mexico

Trickle Up brought together project donors and project participants of the Women and Youth Empowerment Project, which focuses on building financial health and well-being among rural, indigenous peoples in Mexico.

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From Project Participant to Smart Sakhi

Ketaki Dandasena became a Trickle Up participant in 2015. Three years later, she has completed three successful harvests, started a small business, and become a “Smart Sakhi” helping other participants in the community.

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