World Vision's Resilience & Livelihood Technical Programme has launched the Ultra Poor Graduation Model (UPG) in 25 of its Area Programmes since 2020.
Ultra Poor Graduation aims to improve the lives of 1,138 of the most vulnerable families like U Kyar Hpu’s family in Myanmar. According to the measurement in September 2020, 547 out of 1138 households, 48.1% of total UPG households had graduated according to the graduation criteria.
After graduation, 81.3% of Ultra Poor Graduation households now have a secondary income source, 90.4% of households have savings, and 92.4% of households have a family vision.
U Kyar Hpu, 61, and his wife, Daw Nar Yi, 46, are a couple from new Mile Li village in Hseni township, Northern Shan state, Myanmar. They do hillside farming and odd jobs to make a living.
"Daily struggles and sleepless nights"