Materials design to deliver postpartum care in low literacy communities

Design for low literacy facilitation Client: Catholic Relief Services Location: Ghana, Kenya The challenge The Integrated Mothers and Babies Course is a fully developed and vetted program for community-based peer postpartum support. In delivering a pilot in rural Ghana, the IMBC team found that due to lower levels of literacy among model mothers the program…

Covid made us go remote—it was a blessing in disguise

Adaptation of coaching to remote delivery in rural Malawi Client: Venture 37 Location: Malawi Background An in-person cooperative coaching program by Ventures37 (as part of the Cooperative Development Program) faced the Covid-19 challenge of putting in-person contact on hold. Yet, in rural Malawi without reliable internet and low tech literacy, the American reflexive reach for…

OneVillage Partners, Pictorial tools for a women’s household and business finance curriculum

Nurturing Opportunities for Women (NOW) Client: OneVillage Partners Location: Sierra Leone A women’s self-determination program sought a curriculum using financial literacy to address gender dynamics, household stability and women’s entrepreneurship—specifically for remote, rural women with little literacy who are often marginalized and isolated. Founder Katrina Mitchell guided the curriculum content, sequencing, and facilitation. Picture Impact…

4Children, HIV-Sensitive community case management tools

Community case management guide and priority tools support Client: 4Children Location: Mozambique The challenge Picture Impact developed a suite of case management tools for both a global package based on the 4Children Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and a customized version for the Mozambique OVC program. What we did Each package included the tools community-based workers…

The Kaizen Company, My health, My life game for positive youth development

“Is it?” game for My health, My life Client: The Kaizen Company (lead of our co-creative BAA consortium) Location: Zimbabwe The challenge USAID/Zimbabwe sought innovative solutions to the challenge of message fatigue for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) around topics including family planning, gender-based violence, maternal mortality, malaria and TB. What we did Picture…

CRS, Financial education curriculum adaptation

Child Optimized Financial Education for use in PEPFAR OVC projects Client: Catholic Relief Services Location: Uganda A financial literacy curriculum was falling short for families with children, missing key considerations and implications when prioritizing and managing money. Picture Impact guided the adaptation of CRS’s Financial Education for families, particularly families living with HIV or who…

Tools for OVC case management (CRS Kenya)

The MWENDO program had a complicated set of actors and multiple activity components. Each actor had unique information needs, communication preferences, education levels, and a role to play. Simultaneously, the program was heavily structured around and required to achieve and track pre-determined benchmarks. It was clear custom support materials and carefully designed processes would be…

CRS, Feed the Future Nigeria

Feed the Future Livelihood Planning Process Client: Catholic Relief Services Location: Nigeria The challenge Households and home visiting volunteers needed to make a customized livelihoods plan for diversifying the household’ income, but with no or low literacy and only a blank notebook this proved daunting. What we did Picture Impact assessed the capacities and needs…