Updates from Kenya

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

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 [...]

Lwala Participates in Segal Family Foundation Annual Meeting in Tanzania

Last week, Executive Director James Nardella and Kenya Program Director Robert Kasambala traveled to Arusha, Tanzania to take part in a three-day meeting with our partner, Segal Family Foundation. Over 150 Segal Family Foundation partners participated in the collaborative and inspiring gathering. James Nardella moderated a panel on “Strategies for Reaching Underserved Populations” and a [...]

Ronald McDonald House Charities CEO visits Lwala

J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez, President & CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities, visited Lwala, Kenya this spring with his wife, Deborah. Mr. Gonzalez-Mendez visited Lwala to support the launch of Thrive thru 5. The Thrive thru 5 program will extend clinical services and community outreach efforts to children from conception up to age 5 in order to [...]

Pad Kit distribution kicks off in Lwala this week

Last fall, Johnson & Johnson joined Lwala Community Alliance for a new partnership, titled the Girls Education and Pads Program. In this program, all girls in classes 6-8 in 13 local primary schools receive a pad kit that includes reusable sanitary pads, underwear, soap, and information on sexual and reproductive health. Distribution of the pad [...]


Salama Pamoja (Safety Together) Mentoring Program from Lwala Community Alliance on Vimeo. According to the recent Violence Against Children in Kenya survey, 3 out of 10 females aged 18-24 experience sexual violence prior to age 18. This issue was propelled into the local spotlight due to several reported incidences of gender-based violence in the Lwala [...]


The 3rd Annual WASH Tournament was held in August at Lwala Primary School. Over 900 people attended the 6-day sports tournament. In order to play in the tournament, team members were required to complete a 4-day WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) training and show proof during follow-up of a latrine and hand-washing station at their [...]


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