By James Nardella, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance
One evening in 2011, after a day of plowing her family’s fields with a neighbor’s bull, Vivian Okoth* was leading the animal back to its owners. On the way, the bull charged her from behind, caught her with his horns, and threw her into the air. Vivian says all she remembers was waking on the rocky ground and sensing the bull rush at her again. As she was gored a second and third time, she screamed and the neighbors came to her rescue, somehow managing to distract the bull and pull him away. Click here to read full post.
This blog is part of a chapter in “The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope” book, which was compiled by Hope Through Healing Hands.
NASHVILLE, TN — The work of Lwala Community Alliance is featured in two chapters of The Mother & Child Project: Raising our Voices for Health and Hope, which releases today – March 31. This book, published by Zondervan, is a collaboration of 42 essays by notable politicians, celebrities, pastors and global health advocates – including [...]
The Lwala Community Alliance was recently featured as a member of the Segal Family Foundation in the Clinton Global Initiative’s “Moving from Ideas to Impact” Report.
By James Nardella, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance Traditionally, men have been on the sidelines in the struggle to advance the rights of girls and women around the world. That’s why the #HeforShe movement – which calls on men to be activists and allies in addressing the disproportionate hurdles girls face – was a [...]
Executive Director James Nardella shares his reflections on “heirloom healthcare for the poor” … You can go to any chain grocery store in the United States or Europe and find conventionally-grown tomatoes year round. They always look the same no matter the season and are available in convenient locations. They are grown in a greenhouse [...]
Andy Bryant, Executive Director of the Segal Family Foundation, shares in this Forbes magazine article on SOCAP, examples of Place-Based Innovation. He notes, The Lwala Community Alliance model “has been identified by the Clinton Foundation as exemplary and will be replicated by other health care providers, including through Segal Family Foundation’s Health Network — a [...]
This past year, Lwala Community Alliance, along with 9 other civil society organizations, received sub-contract funding from USAID and NOPE (National Organization of Peer Educators) on a institutional strengthening grant project known as Fanikisha. Specifically, Lwala partnered NOPE to enact a program called Tumalize Ukimwi (“Let’s Finish AIDS”). The primary objectives of Tumalize Ukimwi were [...]
Lwala co-founder Dr. Milton Ochieng’ was recently interviewed by Brown University’s Medicine Magazine. The article discusses Milton’s childhood, his inspiration for building a clinic in Lwala, and why he continues to go back to the Lwala Community Hospital. Read the article here.
Kenya Television NTV recently featured Lwala farmers trained by our partner, Development in Gardening. The farming group allows local women living with HIV to learn organic farming techniques in order to provide for themselves and others in their community.
Ash Rogers from Lwala partner Segal Family Foundation recently posted a blog about opening access to family planning and Lwala’s specific work in this area. Read it here! In addition, read a blog written by Lwala Deputy Program Director Mercy Owuor and posted on the Girls’ Globe website here.