Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
The community of Lwala is rural and reliant on subsistence farming and small cash crops like sugar cane. Most villagers live on less than $1 of consumption per day. Because true well-being also involves economic stability, we have enacted programs to strengthen the local economy.
Through a partnership with Development in Gardening (DIG), we train local people in organic farming techniques in order to bring improved knowledge and practice to the community. A demonstration garden on the hospital grounds provides hands-on agricultural training to local farmers.
In 2009, Grace Ochieng’, a native of Lwala and sister to founders Milton and Fred, began a microenterprise project with women tailors in the Lwala community. This sewing cooperative, called the New Vision Women’s Sewing Cooperative, now employs 10 local women. The women make a line of cloth bags in partnership with Thistle Farms, a social enterprise which sells women’s bath and body products in the U.S. These bags are sold in Whole Foods stores across the U.S.
The Furaha Soap Making Cooperative makes and sells liquid soap that can be used for washing clothes and dishes as well as hand washing.
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.
March 10th, 2014
The Earth Institute features Lwala Community Alliance as a part of their One Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Thank you Jeffrey Sachs and Sonia Sachs for highlighting the life-saving work of Community Health Workers in Lwala.
Check out our post, authored by Mercy Owuor, Deputy Program Director: http://1millionhealthworkers.org/2014/03/10/notes-from-the-field-overcoming-challenges-in-chw-recruitment/
One Million Community Health Workers | Notes from the Field: Overcoming Challenges in CHW...
Notes from the Field: Overcoming Challenges in CHW RecruitmentMarch 10, 2014 9:26 amLwala Community Alliance is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to build the capacity of the people of North Kamagambo, Kenya to improve their own comprehensive well-being. One of the key programs is in…