As a partner of choice, we are proud to provide technical assistance in this program design and implementation to our partners who are experts in the local context. In other program locations, we carefully vet and select local partners to help us best reach the most marginalized people.
My name is Lillias Amana. I’m from South Sudan.
I used to have business there. But when the war erupted, rebels burned down my house and were killing people.
We had to flee through the bush.
So we came to Uganda.
I came with the seeds from Sudan. I started selling vegetables like peas and okra, and that was the beginning of my business.
Trickle Up and Danish Refugee Council taught me a lot.
They gave me a good coach. She wants me to succeed.
She taught us household skills and business skills.
She taught us how to save our money.
Some profit covers our basic needs but most goes to business and savings.
By taking care of my customers I can make more profit.
Now I want to expand.
I have learned so much that other women come to consult with me.
Some have established their own businesses with the ideas I gave them.
My dream is to build a permanent house with a metal roof.
And I pray that my children will get an education.
So I must work hard, with my own hands.
And I know I can make it happen.
Thank you for your support and for believing in me.
Coaching is a key component of our programs, especially in situations of protracted vulnerability. Learn how coaches and participants from the same community can support each other’s pathways out of extreme poverty.
Alongside Solar Sister, ICRW and UNOPS, Trickle Up discussed the power of collective action and solidarity among women in building resilience towards climate change on IWD 2023.