Lwala Community Alliance

Lwala Community Alliance

Established
2008
Joined Kangu
12 months
Women Served
1287
Kenya

Services

Prenatal

Prenatal
Care

Normal delivery

Assisted
Delivery

Emergency care

Emergency
Services

Postnatal

Postpartum
Care

Neonatal

Neonatal
Care

Health education

Health
Education

Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) is a health and development agency serving a community of 20,000 people living at the rural intersection of Migori, Homa Bay, and Kisii counties in the Lake Victoria region of western Kenya. This catchment area is an entirely rural location, where the economy is dependent upon subsistence farming. The majority of inhabitants grow sugar cane as their primary cash crop. 63% of people in the area live on less than $1.25 a day. This region has acute development needs: HIV rates are triple the national average, while infant and maternal mortality rates are twice the national average. The under-5 mortality rate is a startling 150 out of 1,000.

LCA’s mission is to build the capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own-comprehensive well-being. Central to LCA’s work is the Lwala Community Hospital, which provides primary care; maternal, neonatal, and child health services; family planning; and HIV treatment. Over the last 5 years, the rate of skilled delivery has increased from 26% to 95%.