In November 2014, 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.
At the age of 40, Joseph Asudi is married and has 14 children – 8 are still in school. This husband and father strives to provide a good life for his family and education for his children through agriculture. Although Joseph is an experienced farmer, his road to increased productivity has had many challenges. In [...]
This year marked the 5th annual WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Tournament, sponsored by Blood:Water. Through this event, Lwala Community Alliance trains community members in WASH practices and provides education on HIV care and prevention. And, to participate in the tourney, players must first complete the WASH and HIV education program! This year’s numbers are [...]
Students in Lwala are on holiday break through the end of August, but when school starts again, two of our secondary school students will be returning to the classroom thanks to sponsorships through Kenya Education Fund (KEF) and Education For All Children (EFAC). Cynthia Awuor Ogutu Eighteen-year-old Cynthia Awuor Ogutu attends St. Albert’s Ulanda Secondary [...]
This summer, Hannah Peifer and Maddie Leonard, members of GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania, spent three weeks in Lwala. This GlobeMed chapter has partnered with Lwala Community Alliance since 2013 to fundraise and educate students about global health issues. They also provide interns, like Hannah and Maddie, to support our work in the field [...]
Jing Irene Wu, an M.Ed. Candidate in International Education Policy and Management at Vanderbilt University‘s Peabody College, is spending 10 weeks in Lwala this summer. She will work primarily with the Education and Economic Development teams to evaluate current programs, create strategies to further community participation and empowerment in development, and facilitate the design and [...]
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 [...]
Community outreach in Lwala has a new ally. It’s name is Toyota Hilux. This new vehicle will be used for outreach and community programs in Lwala as well as for visitor pick-ups, staff transport for official duties and operational support at the hospital. There are currently two drivers, trained through Riders for Health, who will [...]
Meet Andrew Opiyo, head carpenter of the current Lwala Community Alliance Hospital expansion project. While the community is filled with anticipation of increased clinical space and services, this project has already been a source of expanded employment since late 2014 when construction started. Andrew is one of those employment beneficiaries. At age 57, Andrew is [...]
This April, 13-year-old Anne Victorine Orinda was one of hundreds of teens who attended Lwala Community Alliance “Better Break” activities. Anne is the third of six children and in class 7 at Minyenya Primary School. She is determined to study hard, regularly attend school, and improve her grades but also knows that by not getting [...]