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

PP Global Extends Commitment to Lwala, Lives Changed With Help of Youth Peer Providers

At age 17, Evelyne Adhiambo was a single mother of one, and while getting pregnant with her second in the near future was something she wanted to avoid, she wasn’t sure how to make that a reality. “I only knew about condoms and pills,” she remembers. “This is risky because sometimes you can forget to [...]

Vanderbilt Student Reflects on Month in Lwala

In February, two Vanderbilt University medical students – Ali Hanson and Ben McCormick – interned at Lwala Community Hospital. Just as they were arriving to Lwala, the hospital was witnessing the first hints of a cholera outbreak. Here are a few of Ali’s reflections on her month in Lwala. As I walked into the hospital, I [...]

Watch Our Staff Housing Expand in Lwala

In addition to our hospital expansion, we are also adding staff housing to provide our clinical staff living quarters close to the hospital so they can quickly respond to emergencies on nights and weekends. Thanks to all the individuals and our key partners — Ronald McDonald House Charities, Health eVillages, and Izumi Foundation — for making [...]

With Your Help, We’re Fighting the Cholera Outbreak and Making a Positive Impact

From Mercy Owuor, Deputy Program Director: One month ago, I wrote you about a possible cholera outbreak in Lwala due to wells running dry across our catchment area forcing water collection from a local river. Since that email, you have responded! THANK YOU! With your help, we have jumped into action to treat those coming [...]

Watch the Lwala Community Hospital Expand

In November, we broke ground on our hospital expansion in Lwala. We’re tracking the progress and will be posting photos here so that you too can follow the building. Thanks again to all the individuals and our key partners — Ronald McDonald House Charities, Health eVillages, and Izumi Foundation — for making this project possible. [...]

Vanderbilt Medical Student Recounts Time in Lwala

The midday sun beat down on our necks as we walked the red clay road through Kuna district. Obel, the director of public health, led the heterogeneous group of mzungu medical students and local community health workers through the village. A community health worker motioned to a home, and we stepped through the door into [...]

USAID’s NOPE features Lwala in national newsletter

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 [...]

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  • 429 2014 Babies Born

  • 1,200 Girls empowered

  • 180 Kenyans employed

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