Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
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!
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.
September 30th, 2014
"When a Traditional Birth Attendant says, 'I know we have delivered your last two babies in the hut, but this time we are going to a hospital to get the help of a nurse midwife,' that has a more persuasive effect than large scale, one-size-fits-all outreach strategies, which often ignore local customs." #heirloomhealthcare
Honored to be featured in The Huffington Post thanks to the Segal Family Foundation. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barry-segal/heirloom-healthcare-for-t_b_5906764.html
Heirloom Healthcare for the Poor
This is a guest post by James Nardella, executive director of Lwala Community Alliance, a partner of Segal Family Foundation. You can go to any chain grocery store in the United States or Europe and find conventionally-grown tomatoes year round. ...