Our mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own comprehensive well-being.
The documentary “Sons of Lwala” follows our founders, Milton and Fred Ochieng” on their journey from their home village of Lwala, Kenya to medical school in the United States, and back home to build Lwala’s first health clinic.
Barry Simmons was a local television reporter in Nashville, Tennessee when he met Milton over coffee one day in December 2005. By the second cup he began to consider leaving his job to see where Milton’s story would lead. Two years of unemployment, hundreds of video tapes, one night in a Kenyan jail, and cases of ramen noodles later, Barry had directed and produced the full length documentary “Sons of Lwala,” which tells Milton and Fred’s story from the inception of their father’s dream, through their mother and father’s deaths, to the opening day of the Ochieng’ Memorial Lwala Community Health Center.
We would love to help you show the film in your community. Please visit our Host a Screening page for more information.
You can help us sustain our existing programs and roll out further initiatives by making a donation now.
December 17th, 2014
Listen to a portion of the inspiring remarks Donato Tramuto, Health eVillages Founder, gave at last night's Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Ripple of Hope gala. "Healthcare is a basic right of all people."
Thanks for the incredible shout out to Lwala! #rfkgala