Success Stories

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

Picking up the Pace: Facilitating Access to Key Services in Malawi

December 2014  | Malawi

Success Story: Picking up the Pace: Facilitating Access to Key Services (PDF)

More than 40% of Malawians survive below the poverty line. Around 80% reside in rural areas dependent upon agriculture and small business, yet many can’t afford to buy seed and fertilizer necessary to avoid lackluster harvests. Vision Fund, a financial service provider, has been a championing member of the Balaka Referral Network (BRN) since its inception […]

Renewed Hope and Resilience Through Referrals: Elisia’s Story

June 2015  | Namibia

Success Story: Renewed Hope and Resilience Through Referrals (PDF)

Engela District in northern Namibia is typical of rural areas in that part of the country, characterized by acute poverty, low agricultural production and the myriad challenges presented by HIV and AIDS. To address these complex and varied needs, LIFT is providing a unique kind of support through clinic-to-community referral networks to Elisia, a 40-year-old single mother […]

Saving for Individual Success and Community Stability in DRC

December 2016  | DRC

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People living with HIV (PLHIV) in DRC 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. The two women in this story, Aimée Kasongo and Sarah Masengo, worked with LIFT II and partners to overcome the stigmas surrounding their disease and improve their lives and health.

Sustainable Growth and Positive Change for the Iringa Referral Network

Janary 2017  | Tanzania

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Iringa Development of Youth, Disabled and Children Care (IDYDC) is an important partner in LIFT II’s referral network in Tanzania. IDYDC offers multiple services to vulnerable populations as well as youth, elders and those with disabilities. Since 2014 IDYDC’s multi-disciplinary approach, which includes financial support, training and health programs have helped more than 100 clients […]

Tackling Extreme Poverty through Linking Health and Economic Strengthening Services in Lesotho

December 2013  | Lesotho

Success Story: Tackling Extreme Poverty through Linking Health and Economic Strengthening Services in Lesotho (PDF)

In November 2013, LIFT II and MSH’s Building Local Capacity (BLC) project teamed up to provide trainings to leaders of local government and community-based organizations on best practices in the design and implementation of social and economic strengthening programs. Participants of these trainings developed an innovative pilot program to link Lesotho’s Ministry of Social Development’s conditional cash transfer […]