The Lovebridge method is based on psychosocial intervention and consists of the following:

 

  • On the field since 2012
  • Support to families on 6 interconnected pillars - multidimensional approach to poverty reduction inspired by the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (UNDP)
  • Relationship based approach
  • Balanced caseload: manageable ratio per field worker (to ensure quality, depth & impact of field work)
  • Minimum of 5 to 8 hours of support work per family per month (proximity with beneficiaries, regularity of contact, systematicity of review of action plans – internally and with beneficiaries)
  • Individualised work, per family & per individual within the family. Field experience has shown that when there is family cohesion, the family progresses quicker towards empowerment 
  • Beneficiary participation & voice: mandatory
  • Regular visits/support at home, support outside the home 
  • Technical in-kind help through the provision of products & services
  • Presence on the field from Monday to Saturday, dawn to dusk. Telephone availability for emergencies after hours and during public holidays
  • Systemic approach to poverty reduction

Areas of intervention

  • Adopt a
    positive ‘can do’
    attitude

  • Physical and mental
    well-being

  • Educational continuum
    between school and home

  • Decent living conditions

  • securing stable revenue

  • Food security