Extreme Poor Hit Hardest by Hurricane Eta

Extreme Poor Hit Hardest by Hurricane Eta

Thousands of families already grappling with extreme poverty and Covid-19 have been forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods as torrential rainfall from hurricane Eta burst riverbanks and sheared mountainsides in northern Guatemala late last week. For many who...
In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

There were several warnings and news reports a few days before it actually happened. However, living in the city, inside strong concrete houses, did not really prepare us for what was to come. We were forewarned that on May 20th, 2020 a cyclone by the name Amphan...
Cyclones, Footprints, and Climate Justice

Cyclones, Footprints, and Climate Justice

In early 2019, two cyclones ravaged Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, India, and Bangladesh—all of which are countries where Trickle Up works that are home to large numbers of the extreme poor. The toll of the cyclones was high. In Mozambique, Cyclone Idai caused at least...
Beyond the Migration Rhetoric

Beyond the Migration Rhetoric

Beyond the Rhetoric “Build the wall,” “the caravan,” “immigration reform,” “asylum-seekers” have become phrases that fill US airwaves and social media.  We’ve heard the tragic stories of family separations, Guatemalan children dying while in US Customs and Border...