LIFT II has developed a series of success stories that highlight some of our most exciting, impactful work in the field.
People living with HIV face a number of challenges both in the community and in their own homes, from wide spread discrimination to lack of care and support services. In Lubumbashi, DRC, LIFT is working with World Food Program and World Production to target food assistance to PLHIV and other vulnerable and malnourished populations, so that individuals […]
This story highlights LIFT II’s diagnostic tool which service providers can use to screen clients, determine which services available in the area may be most appropriate for them, and make informed referrals, resulting in a more holistic approach to helping vulnerable households. This tool was tested first in Balaka, Malawi in August 2013 and has since been […]
When service providers work independently of each other, the result is that a client is subject to fragmented services, none of which might address the client as a whole person. LIFT II is helping to establish a mechanism for clients to know about and benefit from every form of available support instead of just one-off services, and […]
In the process of establishing referral networks, LIFT II conducts highly participatory stakeholder meetings to convey the importance of clinic-to-community referrals and how stronger systematic networks operating as a referral system have clear benefits for both clients and service providers. This story highlights the positive outcomes of the meeting held in Engela, Namibia in February 2014.
Afya Women Group (AWG) serves as the lead organization that helps to coordinate LIFT-supported referral network activities in Tanzania. A key part of this relationship includes mentoring and capacity building, particularly around ensuring the collection of high quality data. Using a participatory approach, LIFT II helps to solve problems with AWG than for them. To ensure […]
Learn more about the work of Eness Chiwaya, a Kitwe District Referral Network field supervisor and her efforts to improve access to financial services and financial literacy for couples who are living with HIV.
In Mohale’s Hoek District, where the prevalence rate is 24%, LIFT II has developed simple referral tools (mostly paper-based) to connect people living with HIV (PLHIV) from two rural facilities, Mpharane Clinic and Liphiring Clinic, to village savings and loan associations near their homes. VSLAs allow members to pool saved funds over time which are then […]
Collaboration is central to LIFT II’s approach to strengthening the continuum of care for people living with HIV and AIDS and other vulnerable households.LIFT II and Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) work closely together in all countries where both projects are currently active, and this story showcases new levels of collaboration in Tanzania and DRC to address […]
In August of 2015, a savings group, called Amani, which means “hope” in Lingala, conducted its first-ever share-out ceremony since its inception 9 months ago. Amani is among the 60 savings groups that have been initiated in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi in DRC with technical support from LIFT II since October 2014. These groups are a part of the […]
Village savings and loan associations (VSLAs) are self-managed groups that provide people with a safe place to save their money and access small loans. In Malawi, LIFT-facilitated referrals to VSLAs have allowed PLHIV and other vulnerable households to access savings services which provide the means towards financial security, and in the case of Iness Sukuma, increased food […]