We employ about 55 people in Matoso to keep our operations running. They provide clinical care to our patients, drive to remote locations to serve people unable to come to our clinic, offer health education classes and provide for the orphans.
Marico Owino, Lalmba’s project director, began as a carpenter for Lalmba. He now is in charge of all Lalmba Kenya operations as part of the management team. Marico has worked for Lalmba since its beginning in Matoso 30 years ago, and is a well-known and well-respected leader throughout the community. He has a keen understanding of both the needs of his village and the responsibilities of running an NGO.
Jenifer Atieno, our Assistant Project Director and Children’s Director, began as a cook for Lalmba. She showed obvious leadership potential and blossomed into now serving on our management team. Jenifer is known in the community as “Mother Jenifer” and her compassion, good management and care for the poor is well-known throughout the community. She is also the only woman in the Matoso area who knows how to drive a Land Cruiser!
Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to provide direct assistance to the people in Eritrea due to the political situation there. We hope to have a more direct impact in this region soon.