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Going Further

The full magnitude of the health, economic, and social fallout of Covid-19 is still uncertain, but it is clear that it will be catastrophic for hundreds of millions of the poorest and most vulnerable families. Learn how Trickle Up is responding, how our participants are affected, and the challenges we face in addressing their needs.

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Town Hall with Jo Sanson

On July 29, 2020, Senior Director of Evaluation, Research & Learning, Jo Sanson discussed the objectives, benefits, and challenges of using digital tools to support livelihoods programs and examined how Trickle Up is adapting digitization for participants in the different regions where we work.

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Entrepreneurship & Resiliency

José Alfredo, is a ten-year-old boy with hearing disabilities in Ixcán, Guatemala. Thanks to the efforts of his mother, Catarina Jacinto, he now has hearing aids that allow him to continue with school activities.

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Expectations to Excel

Floridalma is 21 years old and lives with her husband and their three-year-old daughter in northern Guatemala. Using her Trickle Up seed capital, she began raising poultry and has grown her savings. She now hopes to diversify and start a new business.

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In the Eye of the Storm

Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal and Odisha, India on May 20, 2020, increasing uncertainty for a region already grappling with the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19. Atreyee Kar recalls living through the harrowing experience and how it has changed her perspective on Trickle Up’s work.

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A Stitch in Time, Saves Nine

Covid-19 has created a difficult, if not dire, situation for the most vulnerable people. Sukanti is not exempt from the struggles, but thanks to her earlier efforts to begin a nutritional garden, she and her family have a greater degree of security during this tough time.

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We stand with you

We are outraged by the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and the countless others before them, by police officers in the United States. We stand with their families and the Black community in demanding justice for these callous killings. We stand for an end to the culture of white supremacy. We believe that Black lives matter.

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Town Hall with Director of Program Quality Leah Berkowitz

On June 17, 2020, Director of Program Quality Leah Berkowitz examined how Trickle Up is adapting our programs now, how we are learning about the effects of Covid-19 on the people we serve, and how this will inform how we work with them after the Covid-19 crisis.

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Serving Hope

During the Covid-19 crisis, MPOWERED participants have shown exemplary leadership and compassion for the community and have come forward in their villages, supporting awareness campaigns and distributing meals.

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I Don’t Know What to Say

Today (June 1, 2020) I wrote to Trickle Up’s staff and board about the current turmoil in the US and around the world. As friends of Trickle Up, you also are our dear colleagues, and I want to share this message with you as well. Bill Abrams, President, Trickle Up

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