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Wholeness of life in Lwala and Beyond

Development Manager

  Lwala Community Alliance  Title: Development Manager  Reports to: Ash Rogers, Executive Director  Location: Nashville, TN Organizational Background Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala) is a community-led innovator proving that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting. Lwala village, a small community in rural western Kenya, founded the organization as a response to extreme health challenges. [...]

Lwala’s Referral Fund and our Commitment to Care

Imagine a child you love developed a leg infection. Imagine the anxiety of wondering whether they would lose their leg, or even their life. Imagine if you were finally able to get them to a hospital, only to be discharged before treatment was complete. For the parents of 13 year-old Peter Okello, this was their [...]

Kenya Doctors’ Strike and Its Cost to Health in Lwala: A Special Appeal

Dear Friends, Beginning in December 2016, the doctors in Kenya participated in a nationwide strike that lasted 100 days. Many people suffered as a result of this strike, especially the poor who rely on government facilities for health care. All Lwala clinicians remained in their posts, going to great lengths to meet the demand.   COST OF THE STRIKE The [...]

Community-Driven Program Planning

This past week Lwala Community Alliance held our Community Innovation Summit – the culmination of a 6-week community-driven planning process. We believe that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting, so we put community members at the forefront of program evaluation, design and implementation. Community Evaluation – Leading up to our week of annual [...]

Vanderbilt IEPM student spends summer in Lwala

Written by: Caroline Martin This summer, Caroline Martin, an M.Ed. in International Education Policy and Management (IEPM) student at Vanderbilt University, spent nine weeks in Lwala. During this time, her work included conducting research – in conjunction with Lwala’s education team – to investigate the level and levers of effectiveness of e-readers in 13 public [...]

After 4 Weeks in Lwala, GlobeMed Student Shares Experience

Written By: Mane Williams This summer, Mane Williams, a junior double majoring in biology (with a concentration in computational biology) and computer science and a member of GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania, spent four weeks in Lwala, along with fellow student Hannah Peifer. This GlobeMed chapter has partnered with Lwala Community Alliance since 2013 [...]

GlobeMed Student Reflects on 4 Weeks in Lwala

Written By: Hannah Peifer This summer, Hannah Peifer, a senior majoring in African Studies and Biology and member of GlobeMed at the University of Pennsylvania, spent four weeks in Lwala, along with fellow student Mane Williams. This GlobeMed chapter has partnered with Lwala Community Alliance since 2013 to fundraise and educate students about global health [...]

Reflections for Father’s Day

Written by: Managing Director JULIUS MBEYA Julius Mbeya is an advocate for social justice and believes that lasting change happens when communities develop and drive solutions to local problems. He believes that our lives are implicated in those of others and that the world would be a better place when justice and fairness reigns. He [...]

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