The Principle of Pleasure and Pain, Part 4   Recently updated !

This is Part 4 of a multi-part essay that chronicles Tembea Na Mimi, a walk across Kenya. by Jeff James If strength is measured by one’s ability to persevere, Helena Sarcone had to be one of our strongest walkers. She was usually the last to lace her boots in the morning; bandaging her […]

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“Not Your Average Joe,” Part 3 of Tembea Na Mimi 2   Recently updated !

This is Part 3 of a multi-part essay that chronicles Tembea Na Mimi, a walk across Kenya. by Jeff James   “Silence is the mystery of the world to come. Speech is the organ of this present world. More than all things love silence: it brings you a fruit that the tongue […]


“Lawrence”, Part 2 of Tembea Na Mimi   Recently updated !

This is Part 2 of a multi-part essay that chronicles Tembea Na Mimi, a walk across Kenya. by Jeff James He was “our Lawrence,” tall and lean, culturally fluid, graceful in life, and impeccable in manners.  His name is Michael Nation, and he walked like a Somali tribesman. As we walked the Migori road, […]

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Ooo Le La Lo, Part 1 of Tembea Na Mimi   Recently updated !

This is Part 1 of a multi-part essay that chronicles Tembea Na Mimi, a walk across Kenya. by Jeff James The blisters on my feet have healed and the limp has gone away, but what lingers the longest are these words softly sung from recent, precious memories:  “Ooo le la lo, […]


Hugh’s News, Vol. 52, No. 3 – June 2015

Merry Christmas!! “Huh? It’s June, you dope, a little early in the season, don’t you think?!” Yes, we know, but we have so many delightful African treasures we have collected over the past 50 years!  While you’re sunning yourself this summer, browse our Marketplace page (http://www.lalmba.org/market-place/) and get a head […]

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2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report Mission Empowering rural communities in Africa to provide their own people with high quality basic health care, effective public health initiatives, microfinance and support for vulnerable children. We have a special love for children, whom we see not as a burden, but as part of a brilliant […]


Hugh’s News, VOL. 52, No. 2: Supporter Appreciation Issue

WE APPRECIATE YOU! HMMMM…HOW DO WE THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS WORK POSSIBLE AND ENCOURAGE YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT? Do you dream of Africa? As you know, we have an important fundraising campaign going on this year.  We have been inspired by your support.  We wanted a way to say ‘thank […]

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Hugh’s News, Vol 52, No. 1

Saving Lives By Jeff James To see a person suffer is horrible, but to watch someone die of a treatable disease is unbearable. Yet this happens daily in the parts of Africa where we work.  In these communities, quality health care is scarce, and recovery from a severe illness is […]

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Hugh’s News Vol. 51, No. 4

  CHRISTMAS TIME’S A’COMIN’… GET YOUR FAIR TRADE SHOPPING DONE RIGHT HERE! Hand-crafted boats made from banana leaves, delivered straight from the workman’s bench in rural Kenya, are now available to you for the annual Lalmba $100 Christmas Fundraiser Extravaganza! This year’s gift is particularly meaningful because of our work […]