Posts by: Cameron Plese

Wholeness of life in Lwala and Beyond

After 4 Weeks in Lwala, GlobeMed Student Shares Experience

Written By: Mane Williams This summer, Mane Williams, a junior double majoring in biology (with a concentration in computational biology) and computer science and a member of GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania, spent four weeks in Lwala, along with fellow student Hannah Peifer. This GlobeMed chapter has partnered with Lwala Community Alliance since 2013 [...]

Policy & Partnerships Manager

POLICY & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER Department: Leadership Reports to: Managing Director Location: Based in Nairobi, Kisumu, or Migori with at least 50% time onsite at Lwala’s office in Rongo, Migori, Kenya Apply: Send CV and cover letter to Gilbert Okinyi at gilbert@lwalacommunityalliance.org. Direct questions to Julius Mbeya at Julius@lwalacommunityalliance.org Deadline: Applications are being accepted on an [...]

GlobeMed Student Reflects on 4 Weeks in Lwala

Written By: Hannah Peifer This summer, Hannah Peifer, a senior majoring in African Studies and Biology and member of GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania, spent four weeks in Lwala, along with fellow student Mane Williams. This GlobeMed chapter has partnered with Lwala Community Alliance since 2013 to fundraise and educate students about global health [...]

Reflections for Father’s Day

Written by: Managing Director JULIUS MBEYA Julius Mbeya is an advocate for social justice and believes that lasting change happens when communities develop and drive solutions to local problems. He believes that our lives are implicated in those of others and that the world would be a better place when justice and fairness reigns. He [...]

Charisma Magazine Features “Educating Men to Understand That Women Are Not Their ‘Property’”

This article, written by Lwala Community Alliance’s former Executive Director James Nardella as part of Hope Through Healing Hands’ The Mother & Child Project book, was featured by Charisma magazine on June 15, 2016. As a nonprofit leader, I have dedicated much of my working life to bringing health care to rural populations of mothers [...]

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 [...]

Clinical Officer

The Lwala Community Alliance community-led innovator delivering programs in healthcare, education, and economic development in rural Migori County. The core values of Lwala include flexibility, integrity, neighborliness, determination and dignity. In the last 8 years, the young organization has experienced rapid growth in programs, funding, and public platform. Most notably, the Lwala Community Hospital has [...]

One.org Features “These community health workers are changing lives, one mom at a time”

Lwala Community Alliance was featured in a guest blog on One.org on May 27, 2016. No pregnant mother wants to pass HIV to her unborn child. Deborah Achieng, a farm worker and mother of four, is no different. Deborah first suspected something was wrong when her weight dropped when she was two months pregnant. A [...]

Thanks to all our supporters for a successful Lwala2020: Towards Wholeness of Life event

Because of the generosity of our supporters at the Lwala 2020: Towards Wholeness of Life event in Nashville, we surpassed our fundraising goal of $100,000 and raised a total of $160,913 towards reducing under-5 mortality in Lwala, Kenya! That is equivalent to 643 children receiving health services from birth to age 5. We are truly [...]

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