Healthcare Project, Lwala, Kenya
Lwala is a village of approximately 1,500 people near Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Within an hour’s walk, approximately 3,000 additional people live in nearby villages accessible by dirt roads. The majority of the area’s residents are subsistence farmers. Poor physical infrastructure, including impassable roads during the rainy season, lack of electricity and lack of reliable drinking water, have helped to create a critical healthcare challenge in Lwala.
The mission of the Ochieng' Memorial Lwala Community Health Center is to meet the holistic health needs of all members of the Lwala community, including it’s poorest. Whenever possible it addresses health problems at their roots through community health interventions.