Thanks to our allies, the Lwala Community Alliance recently won a $10,000 grant (4,200,000 KES) towards empowering girls and women in Lwala.
Cultivate Wines had chosen Lwala as a finalist in its quarterly GIVE campaign, which ran for 6 weeks in September and October. A total of 30 causes were selected for the campaign, and winners were determined through online voting. Individuals had the opportunity to vote once a day throughout the campaign for the cause of their choice. The cause with the most votes received $50,000 and the 5 runners-up each received $10,000. Due to the faithful voting of so many of our friends, the Lwala Community Alliance finished in 4th place with 5,686 votes! The $10,000 we will receive from Cultivate will be directed towards our programs in girls’ education and in economic development with our women’s sewing cooperative. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate in the GIVE Campaign and for the dozens of people who pushed us into a winning position. Thank you!