Integrated Graduation Approach for Indigenous Communities in Paraguay


In a new partnership with the Technical Secretariat of Economic and Social Development Planning (STP) of Paraguay, Trickle Up is adapting the Graduation Approach to their existing food security programs. This government agency hopes the Graduation Approach will decrease malnutrition, strengthen resilience, and improve production through appropriate technologies for indigenous communities.


This project will engage 3,800 households (3,000 indigenous Guarani and 800 farmers, including at least 200 people with disabilities) within two regions of Paraguay. We are partnering with six United Nations Agencies and nine Paraguayan governmental institutions in the implementation of this multi-faceted project. 


Project Objectives

  • Facilitate technical assistance and support the implementation of the Graduation Approach in 3,800 households of farmers and indigenous peoples in the Eastern and Western Regions of Paraguay.

Project Data

After project implementation begins, data will be posted when available.

Abaí and Tavaí, Caazapá, Paraguay
Raúl Arsenio Oviedo and Yhu, Caaguazú, Paraguay

Start Date: 9/1/2016 
End Date: 8/30/2018 


Number of Participants: 3,800

Vulnerable Populations

Women, Rural, Indigenous Groups, People with Disabilities, Extreme Poor

Project Components

Stipend for Consumption Support, Asset Transfer, Coaching, Savings/Self-Help Groups (savings and credit services), Technical Livelihood Skills Training, Financial Literacy and Capability Training, Links to Government Services, Healthcare Services, Governance, Agriculture and Technologies Training 

Our Partners

Secretaría Técnica de Planificación del Desarrollo Económico y Social (STP) of Paraguay coordinates and promotes the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the National Development Plan in Paraguay. STP contributes to reducing extreme poverty levels, encourages the development of the private-public alliance and investment in infrastructure and services, and coordinates international cooperation in the development of Paraguay. Trickle Up and STP began a partnership in 2016. 

Other Project Partners

Social Action Secretariat (Tekopora Program), Health Ministry, Agriculture Ministry, La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID)