Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
In Lwala’s community, 95% of women are delivering their babies with a nurse in a safe health facility.
That’s big change from several years ago, when only 26% of moms had access to safe deliveries. New moms have this support because of you – helping us build a new maternity health wing on the Lwala Community Hospital and mobilizing intensive door-to-door outreach to pregnant women.
Support a new mom this Mother’s Day. You’ll give the gift of a safe delivery and a robust range of services including prenatal care, education on health and nutrition, and a good start to a new baby.
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.
December 23rd, 2014
Lwala is a finalist in OpenIDEO's Amplify "Zero to Five" Challenge! 443 innovative ideas were submitted, and we were one of 31 selected for the refinement phase. Our idea -- "Thrive Thru 5: Mapping for Child Survival in Rural Kenya."
And, this is where we need your help and participation... visit the link below and offer your comments, thoughts, suggestions. Your voice will make this idea even stronger! We also earn points when people view our concept online, "applaud" our idea, and/or engage in discussion with us by leaving comments. Challenge winners will be selected according to community evaluations (which is where this point system factors in) and expert feedback. Help us spread the word! We'd love for you to join in the challenge.
Thrive Thru 5: Mapping for Child Survival in Rural Kenya [Updated Dec 22]
Where you live should not determine whether you live, but too often location is the key challenge to child survival. We believe that by providing community health workers with basic maps about household health behaviors and child illness and death, they will be empowered to provide more effective ou…