Lalmba’s largest operation is on the shores of Lake Victoria in southern Kenya. Malaria is the most common cause of death for children under 5 years of age. Offiical estimates tell us that 24% of the population has AIDS, but we know it is even higher than this.
The Matoso Clinic serves an average of 100 outpatients a day and provides 24/7 emergency medical services. This clinic treats everything from snake bites to malaria to dysentery.
The HIV treatment center provides HIV-related medical care to 330 AIDS patients. Progression of the disease is monitored closely, and anti-retroviral drugs given as needed. Our volunteer in-home care program ensures that these very sick patients are checked on in their homes regularly.
Our Ochuna Dispensary provides basic medical services to 30 patients each day. Most of these patients have walked for hours from Tanzania to receive treatment.
Our extensive Mobile Health and Education department takes medical teams to more remote villages where no medical care is available. Women come to get prenatal and well-baby care – immunizations, vitamins, a health checkup, etc. Trained Kenyan volunteers provide education on important health topics. Children in the local school are given deworming medicine regularly. This team also distributes mosquito nets to minimize malaria, the number one killer of small children in Kenya.
Nearly all of our Kenyan orphans have lost their parents to AIDS.
Our Reaching Children At Risk (RCAR) orphan care program here provides food and school supplies to 1400 orphans. These children live with a guardian who could not afford to care for them otherwise. Children in this program receive school supplies, clothes and food as needed.
The Ongoro Children’s Home provides complete care for 40 of the most desperate orphans. These children have no one who can care for them at all.
The Scholarship Program provides continued education funding for 56 exceptional children who would otherwise have no possibility of higher education above the standard grade 8. Some of these students will have the privelege of attending high school, while others will attend a vocational school. This year we are supporting our very first university student.
Community Development Programs
Lalmba strives to help the local community in many ways.