Success Stories

LIFT II has developed a series of success stories that highlight some of our most exciting, impactful work in the field.

Alive Again: Linking Services to Strengthen Lives

March 2015  | DRC

Success Story: Alive Again: Linking Services to Strengthen Lives (PDF)

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 […]

Assessing and Addressing Clients’ Needs in Malawi

September 2013  | Malawi

Success Story: Assessing and Addressing Clients’ Needs in Malawi (PDF)

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 […]

Creating Systematic Clinic-to-Community Referrals in Namibia

March 2014  | Namibia

Success Story: Creating Systematic Clinic-to-Community Referrals in Namibia (PDF)

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.

Equipping Partners with Skills to Combat HIV – One Data Point at a Time

December 2015  | Tanzania

Success Story: Equipping Partners with Skills to Combat HIV – One Data Point at a Time (PDF)

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 […]

Leading by Example: An Encouraging Circle of Support for PLHIV in Lesotho

March 2016  | Lesotho

Success Story: Leading by Example: An Encouraging Circle of Support for PLHIV in Lesotho (PDF)

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 […]

LIFT II and FANTA: Collaborating on the Continuum

June 2014  | The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania

Success Story: Collaborating on the Continuum (PDF)

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 […]

Linkages and Savings for Sustainable Change in DRC

September 2015  | DRC

Success Story: Linkages and Savings for Sustainable Change in DRC (PDF)

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 […]

Micro Savings and Loans—and Pumpkins—Change Lives

September 2014  | Malawi

Success Story: Micro Savings and Loans—and Pumpkins—Change Lives (PDF)

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 […]