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No Strings Attached: Your Unrestricted Gift

Trickle Up turns 40 in 2019. Our success over four decades has only been possible because of the hundreds of individual donors who always ask us the tough questions, yet who are equally willing to give us their unrestricted support to help us achieve real, tangible results.

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Graduating to Resilience

Graduating to Resilience seeks to test the Graduation Approach’s ability to graduate ultra-poor refugee and host community households in Western Uganda from conditions of food insecurity and fragile livelihoods to self-reliance and resilience. The program is funded by the USAID Office of Food for Peace and led by AVSI Foundation in partnership with Trickle Up and IMPAQ International.

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The Trickle Effect in Action

Trickle Up is working with UNHCR and Self-Help Africa to deliver Graduation to the refugees of Meheba, the second largest refugee settlement in Zambia. The potential impact on the Meheba community is already evident.

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Beyond the Migration Rhetoric: A Trickle Up Perspective

Trickle Up President, Bill Abrams, examines how insecurity, poverty, and political exclusion are leading thousands to migrate from their homes in Central America to the United States in hope of better lives.

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Back to the Future: A Journey to Trickle Up in 1981

Trickle Up President, Bill Abrams, recounts how he met Coumba Marena from The Gambia and their journey to Trickle Up’s earliest days.

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Growing Roots in the Future: Building a Global Movement for Refugee Self-Reliance

Over the next five years (2019-2023), the Refugee Self-Reliance Initiative’s goal is to collectively reach five million refugees with self-reliance programs that identify effective models and replicate them.

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Trickle Up Earns Highest Charity Navigator Rating

Charity Navigator has awarded Trickle Up four stars, its highest rating. The 4-star endorsement from the nation’s largest and most trusted charity evaluator recognizes Trickle Up’s record helping the world’s most vulnerable people overcome extreme poverty while meeting the highest standards for financial efficiency, accountability, and transparency.

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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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