Our Community

When Communities Lead, Change is Lasting

Founded by a group of committed Kenyans, Lwala Community Alliance unlocks the potential of communities to advance their own comprehensive well-being. Our community drives our work through leadership, strategy development, program design, and advocacy.



97% of our staff is Kenyan and 50% is hired directly from the population we serve. We believe community leadership is the key to change. Learn more




As part of our strategic planning process, thousands of participants from our patient population convene to develop solutions to key challenges. 



Program Design

Community groups lead in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health services. These groups represent diverse perspectives, including women, men, youth, people living with disabilities, people living with HIV, and other vulnerable populations. Learn more



We mobilize community health workers as advocates, and we support community groups to engage in government planning and budgeting so their priorities are represented.

The impact of a community-led approach was never more evident than in a nearby village that was suffering from high rates of waterborne illness. Community leaders banded together to transform their water and sanitation system, starting by building latrines for every household within their village. This included those who lacked the resources or strength to construct a latrine themselves, such as Salome, a widow living with her 14-year-old grandchild. Though she could not participate in the physical labor, Salome kept her neighbors strong with fresh water and snacks, providing moral support and taking ownership in the latrine project. Upon the latrine’s completion, Salome told her neighbors, “I have always prayed to have a latrine, but I didn’t know how to get one. Now, my neighbors have answered my prayers.”

Agency, health, and wholeness of life.

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