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Empowering Girls in Lwala, Kenya

Lwala Community Alliance in Nashville, TN by Craig Parker

Health & Safety
About our cause

The Lwala Community Alliance is a development agency founded by Drs. Milton and Fred Ochieng’, natives of Lwala, a rural village in western Kenya. Milton and Fred lost their parents to HIV while at Dartmouth College in the U.S. At Vanderbilt Medical School, the brothers resolved to build a health center back home. While health is our central focus, we have wrap-around programs in education, economic development, and public health outreach as a model for holistic development in the community.

What population we serve?

We serve nearly 20,000 people in and around the village of Lwala in Migori County, Kenya. 1 in 4 people are HIV+; 63% live on less than $1 a day.

What success we've already had

• Health clinic opened April 2007 • Maternity wing added April 2011; clinic becomes the Lwala Community Hospital • Over 80,000 patient visits to date • 1200 patients receiving HIV care • 100 Kenyans employed • 800 girls reached in our girls' education program • 5000 students have access to clean water • 350 babies delivered each year

Our primary mission
To build the capacity of the people of Lwala, Kenya to advance their own comprehensive well-being. Our multi-dimensional programming focuses on health care, public health outreach, education, and economic development.
Why should you support our cause

The Lwala Community Alliance was started by Kenyans for Kenyans to provide health, hope and economic sustainability for generations to come.

How the money will be spent

Donations will empower girls and women in Lwala, Kenya through all of our program areas: education, health care, public health outreach, and economic development.

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