Wholistic Sustainable Programs
Impactful development—the kind that sustainably meets the needs of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of a community—requires integrated solutions that address the root causes and unique circumstances in each community.
Earning capacity and savings are the basis for physical poverty alleviation. When someone’s able to provide for their family, they have more dignity and a better understanding of their self-worth. We focus on economic empowerment opportunities that promote self-sufficiency and innovation to create value in a given economy.
Social Engagement is the basis for breaking the poverty cycle. Nothing changes when nothing is changed. LIA works to equip and walk alongside communities as they identify the structural evil that perpetuates their circumstances. Furthermore, LIA encourages its local church partners to fully utilize their unique role in the community by advocating for its most vulnerable members.
Education is the basis for development. All our initiatives include community wide seminars and educational interventions targeting the identified needs, assets, and capacity within a community. Specific attention is always given to developing the practical theology of our church partners within the community.
Health is the basis for life. Each and every community we serve has a specific emphasis on disease prevention, health promotion, and care. The community plays a vital role in identifying the areas of greatest need and implementing health programs that build upon existing assets, capacity, and the established health network.