Graduation Approach & Indigenous Peoples

Adapting the Graduation Approach for indigenous peoples

Trickle Up has implemented the Graduation Approach with indigenous peoples in Latin America in Guatemala, Mexico and Paraguay, and in India in Odisha and Jharkhand. Generally, indigenous peoples live in rural areas, where the indicators of poverty are higher, and are characterized by multiple vulnerabilities and high degrees of marginalization. 

This document shares results from Trickle Up’s work in adapting the Graduation Approach to indigenous peoples in Latin America, a description of the adaptations to the approach required, and key learnings. 


Learning & Leading

“It seemed like we would always be poor,” says Subodhini Hansada. Subodhini is a small farmer who lives in a village of 1,150 people called Lalchua in Jharkhand, India, with her husband and her two children, a nine-year-old and a six-year-old. Subodhini could only...