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 humbled by the deep and continued support of the Nashville community in this work.
Your investment in the lives of children and families in Lwala is essential to the success of our work, and we are so deeply thankful for it! We are especially grateful for our Platinum Presenting Sponsors (The Honorable Bill and Tracy Frist and the Healthways-Health eVillages Community Outreach Program), Gold Sponsor (Lee and Mary Barfield), Bronze Sponsor (Pinnacle Financial Partners), Event Chairs Dr. and Mrs. Cole and Christen Barfield and Steering Committee Chair Leigh Hillenmeyer.
The Loveless Barn
Donato Tramuto (CEO, Healthways / Founder and Chairman, Health eVillages) and Ash Rogers
Christen & Cole Barfield and Mary and Lee Barfield
Milton Ochieng’ with Paige Menge, Leigh Hillenmeyer and Emily Byran
Milton Ochieng’ and James Nardella
Lwala Staff: Kelli Ross, Katherine Carpenter, Mercy Owuor, Ash Rogers, Liz Chamberlain
Milton Ochieng’, Ash Rogers, Mercy Owuor
Ash Rogers and James Nardella
Nashville, Tenn. — Nine years after the creation of Lwala Community Alliance, the Nashville community will gather on Thursday, April 28, at the Loveless Barn, to celebrate, “Lwala 2020: Towards Wholeness of Life.” This event is presented by the Health eVillages-Healthways Community Outreach Program and The Honorable Bill and Tracy Frist. Event special guests include [...]
We want YOU to help us build on our successes by adding a high-impact economic development intervention strategy to our work. To do this, we are launching a DESIGN AGAINST POVERTY COMPETITION for nonprofits, social for-profits, and individual entrepreneurs in the Sankalp community. Applications are due Friday, February 12.
We are incredibly grateful for our long-standing partnership with Health eVillages and Donato Tramuto. In Lwala, they have not only provided iPods and iPads loaded with the Omnio medical reference app to clinicians and community health workers, but this month they fulfilled their $310,000 commitment towards our hospital expansion! This expansion included additional in-patient space, [...]
As 2015 draws to a close, we are thrilled to welcome ASH ROGERS to the Lwala Community Alliance family as our new EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. As an important partner in our health, education, and economic empowerment work in Lwala, we wanted you to be among the first to hear this great news. An extensive search, conducted [...]
Kelly Peuquet moved to Lwala in mid-August and will be our M&E Fellow for the next year in cooperation with the Princeton in Africa fellowship program. In this position, her primary role will be working on our M&E team to lead evaluations, support our monitoring process and ensure that our new SIMBA platform is working [...]
We have a chance to win $50,000 through Microsoft, but WE NEED YOU! The competition is based entirely on social media activity — how many likes, posts and tweets we can get through midnight PST Wednesday, Sept. 23. Will you help us? Here’s how you can vote for Lwala (You have 3 options and can [...]
Nashville, Tenn. — Blood:Water Co-Founder Jena Lee Nardella made her first visit to Lwala, Kenya, in 2005, bouncing along an unmarked dirt path in the back of a pick-up truck. Now, 10 years later, she’s sharing this story of partnership between Blood:Water and what would become Lwala Community Alliance in her new memoir, ONE THOUSAND [...]
A personal note from Executive Director James Nardella… With both sadness and joy, I am writing from Kenya to tell you that this will be my final season as Executive Director for the Lwala Community Alliance. My full-time employment will end in September, but Lwala will remain an active commitment for my family and me. [...]
This spring, we started partnering with Kangu to better connect mamas in Lwala with those who care about them in the U.S. Kangu is an online crowd-funding platform, which allows individuals to fund a specific pregnant woman’s access to clean, life-saving healthcare services. Safe birth services include: prenatal/antenatal care, skilled attendance at delivery, emergency obstetrics, [...]