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What People with Disabilities Teach Us About Building Better Anti-Poverty Programs

To understand and combat the forces that keep people with disabilities in extreme poverty, Trickle Up’s monitoring and evaluation team studied the effects of Trickle Up’s anti-poverty program, called the Graduation Approach, on 1,000 people with disabilities and their caregivers.

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Damming Rural Guatemala: How a Clean Energy with a Dirty Past is Affecting Indigenous Communities

A closer look at the negative impact of hydroelectric plants on indigenous Guatemalan communities.

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The Dynamics of VSLAs in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty

VSLAs encourage women to secure and lend their money, developing a culture of saving and providing entrepreneurial skills and technical training.

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How Young Women in Extreme Poverty Overcome Peer Pressure & Sexism

How engaging the next generation of women in the Graduation Approach helps them plan for a better future, overcome sexism and peer pressure.

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How Sack Cultivation Helped Goma Darjee Grow

With advice from her mentors, Goma Darjee planted her garden in nylon sacks to provide weather protection, simplify the growing process, and improve her income.

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Flexible Coaching: An Effective Strategy to Support People in Extreme Poverty

For Wendemi of Burkina Faso, the help of her coach Madeleine was the key to overcoming a financial emergency, enabling Wendemi to continue on her path to success and resiliency.

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US Must End Forced Separation of Children & Families

We at Trickle Up add our voices to those of citizens from all over the world who are expressing their horror at the US government policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

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Local Women in Power: The Expansion of the Savings Group System

How women in savings groups come together to manage the needs of the group and the greater community, take charge of their personal development, and inspire the next generation.

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The Impact of Volcano Fuego in Guatemala

On behalf of the Trickle Up family in Latin America, we express our solidarity with the people and communities that were affected in Guatemala’s southern region by the recent volcanic eruption.

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Why Would I Feel Afraid?

“Didn’t you feel shy or afraid to voice your concerns about clean drinking water?” Sahana asked Maya on a recent visit to her community in West Bengal. She retorted, “No, why would I feel afraid?”

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