LIFT II in Tanzania
The Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance II (LIFT II) project strengthens the continuum of care for people living with HIV and other at-risk households by providing technical assistance that connects health sector clients with context-appropriate, market-led economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security opportunities. LIFT II is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
In Tanzania, LIFT II is implemented in partnership with the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, Imarisha (which means “strengthening” in Swahili) and FHI 360’s FANTA project in the Iringa and Mbeya regions. LIFT II:
- Improves access to economic strengthening services for nutritionally vulnerable clients and families through referrals and community support services
- Strengthens community services that provide economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security support as a component of a continuum of care for families
- Expands the evidence base regarding the impact of economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security programming on health and nutrition
- Provides economic strengthening, livelihoods and food security technical assistance to community service providers, focusing on the needs of HIV-affected households