Poverty is a multifaceted challenge. Providing reliable and responsible support services is part of the solution, just like providing education, health care, clean water or access to energy.
Within the Nigerian context therefore, the following conditions are perceived as poor:
i. Households or individuals below the poverty line and whose incomes are insufficient to provide for their basic needs.
ii. Households or individuals lacking access to basic services, political contracts and other forms of social support.
iii. People in isolated rural areas who lack essential infrastructures and social amenities.
iv. Female-headed households whose nutritional needs are not being met adequately.
v. Persons who have lost their jobs and are unable to find employment as a result of economic reforms.
vi. Ethnic minorities who are marginalized, deprived and persecuted economically, socially, culturally and politically.
Economic growth remains the primary means of reducing poverty and improving the quality of life.
LiveBridge Foundation was established to help alleviate poverty and social exclusion by facilitating empowerment of underprivileged communities.
To achieve this, our Poverty Eradication Program (PEP) focuses on generating sustainable income through capacity development, fostering community links and empowering small-scale enterprises. This, in turn, helps strengthen the local economy and provide new opportunities to
The LiveBridge PEP lays great emphasis on empowerment and development of entrepreneurial ventures, which are owned by the disadvantaged in
the society. The PEP also aims at:
- promoting microfinance, self-help groups, capacity building and small businesses.
- fostering linkages between community collectives and financial institutions.
- focus on improving the literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills to promote sustainable means of support.
-Providing social welfare services.
The GHAW-P Program is a core of LBH’s healthcare initiative which aims to improve accessibility, availability, affordability and demand for essentialhealthcare services. LiveBridge Foundation works with the most vulnerable communities, providing support to address the needs of affected families by:
- promoting newborn care
- reducing malnutrition in children, decrease infant and maternal mortality rates
- protecting those affected by or susceptible to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis amongst, especially the youth.
- Improving basic health literacy which has significant influence on the health perception of the target communities.
LiveBridge together with Health organizations and healthcare professionals works to Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.To improve access and support people in vulnerable communities, LBF makes targeted product and financial contributions to GHAW-P program run by local partners that are designed to be sustainable in the long term. We also encourage our partners and employees to volunteer their time and expertise. Health for all people, all over the world, is an important part of sustainable development.
Since 2011, LBF has impacted more than 3,000 women and children in across 20 communities and ethnicities.
Education is the key to empowerment, which helps to bring about social equality. The LiveBridge Foundation Quality Education Program (QEP) works to improve lives and provide opportunities for individuals (youth) through increased
participation in formal and alternative education systems.
The QEP builds on innovative pilot projects and strategic partnerships developed by LBF. The team works closely with government-run schools and the different levels within the government.
The result of implementing QEP methodologies creates support structures that helps children complete primary education and access formal
schools through accelerated learning methodology and provide academic support to enhance the quality of learning.
The QEP also seeks to nurture leadership skills amongst the youth and offer alternative education opportunities for young people who have never
been enrolled or dropped out of school early by engaging communities to find the best sustainable solution to provide access to vocational trainings.