Huffington Post Features “Beyond Vertical Solutions: Partnering for Transformational Impact”

Wholeness of life in Lwala and Beyond

Huffington Post Features “Beyond Vertical Solutions: Partnering for Transformational Impact”

Lwala Community Alliance was featured in the Huffington Post on June 7, 2016 in a guest post written by Lwala Executive Director Ash Rogers and Village Enterprise President and CEO Dianne Calvi.

We’ve never heard anyone living in poverty describe their situation as simple. In fact, we’ve heard story after story about the complex interactions between poor health, lousy infrastructure, barriers to education, corruption, violence, social isolation, limited financial access, and exploitative markets.

And yet, the social sector is overflowing with awards, fellowships, and other laudations for silver bullet solutions. We love ideas we can understand in a mobile-enabled infographic. Reality, as understood by anyone who has actually implemented any of these solutions, is so much messier.

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