Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
When a family in Lwala, Kenya, is affected by a HEALTH CHALLENGE, like HIV, they are simultaneously impacted by FINANCIAL INSTABILITY and EDUCATIONAL BARRIERS. Our communities are not looking for vertical solutions or silver bullets. They see the causes of poor health as complex and nuanced – so do we. It’s not enough to run a stellar health facility, so Lwala also delivers services in people’s HOMES, FIELDS, and SCHOOLS.
Founded by Drs. Milton and Fred Ochieng’, brothers from our community, the DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, and EVALUATION of our programs continue to be driven by the communities they benefit. We employ more than 180 staff from our region and follow human-centered design and participatory approaches. We source, measure, and share bottom-up innovations that yield lasting change, reinforcing the value – NOTHING FOR US, WITHOUT US.
Not only are we impacting the communities we serve, WE ARE REFORMING SYSTEMS. Our education programs are delivered by 17 government-owned and -operated schools. Our health facility is an integrated part of the county’s health system – delivering services and collecting data in partnership with local government. Our economic programs are built off market-based models and, after our initial investment, run independently.
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