Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.


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Wholeness of life in Lwala and beyond

OUR 2020 Strategy

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  • Goal 1
    Promote physical health through the provision of wellness, preventative and medical care.
  • Goal 2
    Prepare the next generation of local leaders through universal quality education.
  • Goal 3
    Build self-reliance by growing the local economy.
  • Goal 4
    Advance equal rights and opportunities for women and men.
  • Goal 5
    Foster sustainable and ethical use of natural resources.
  • Goal 6
    Create and share a replicable model in community-led development.
  • Goal 7
    Collaborate with Kenyan and international partners to move from dependence to ownership.


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Lwala Community Alliance is a community-led innovator operating in rural western Kenya. Lwala was founded by Drs. Milton and Fred Ochieng’ – brothers from our community – in response to the loss of their parents to HIV. They catalyzed their neighbors to build their community‚Äôs first hospital. Today, Lwala is much more than a hospital. We support people in their homes, schools, and farms to advance their own comprehensive well-being. Their story is the subject of the documentary “Sons of Lwala” and has been featured on ABC World News and CNN.

In April 2007, after 3 years of fundraising, the Lwala Community Health Center finally opened. Over time the program has become multi-dimensional to include public health outreach, economic development, and education programming. A focus on girls’ and women’s empowerment is a significant component of many of the program areas. In April 2011, construction on a new maternity and integrative care wing was completed, tripling the space of the original clinic. As a result, the facility is now designated as the Lwala Community Hospital. Then, in November 2014, we broke ground again to expand the hospital. Our clinical staff at the hospital provide around 30,000 patient visits each year, and we around 1,000 people enrolled in HIV care. Our education program reaches out to 15 schools and we employ over 180 Kenyans through our various programs. All of this work is made possible through the support of numerous individuals and a network of partners.


  • 2,584 Monthly Patient Visits

  • 459 2015 Babies Born

  • 1,200 Girls empowered

  • 180 Kenyans employed

  • 5,155 Students with Clean Water

  • 1,107 Patients on HIV Care

  • 1,234 Farmers Trained

  • 40 Student Scholarships

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