Refections on Tembea Na Mimi – In Search of the Source of Happiness 4

by Jeff James When I stepped onto the dirt road, an emotional plummet, a cocktail of anxiety and remorse, overtook me.  It was a deep sadness that I couldn’t understand, like coming down off of an exhilarating manic episode. But I plodded along, trying to figure out why I felt […]



Lalmba Presents An Evening of Enlightenment

Photography has been a passport for me into worlds not of my birthright.  It has revealed passages into human experiences that are not my own.  It has guided me along paths, shared shoulder to edge with peasants and kings.  I have seen life’s desires extinguished in the perpetual quest for basic needs.  And I have seen smoldering […]

2016 Christmas Fundraiser

It’s Christmas time, so let the candles burn brightly and joy alight your homes with warmth and abundant love this holiday season! We have the perfect gift to chase the shadows and gloom from the corners, and replace them with an amber incandescence, a flickering light, a reminder of the […]



A New Lalmba Video

Lalmba has been blessed with a new volunteer! Art Pekun, a supremely talented documentary filmmaker from Virginia, travelled to Africa with Jeff last month to help tell the Lalmba story. This is the first of hopefully many videos that Art will produce so that you, our supporters, will see more clearly […]


Long strenuous journeys have the ability to transform the human spirit, and alter the course of life. In Lalmba’s annual walking journey, Tembea Na Mimi (Walk with Me), we seek out a walking adventure to raise awareness for our work serving the poor. This year, I will be there in […]

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Lalmba News – An Ancient Symbol of Faith

‘People may believe what they wish. People may say what they wish. Nevertheless, we do possess the sacred Tabot, that is to say the Ark of the Covenant, and I am its guardian…’ Ethiopian Orthodox Priest  ~ Graham Hancock, The Sign and the Seal In the brief moment this photo […]

Lalmba News – From the Rubble

by Jeff James Thorn bushes fortified with vines fenced the compound, a homestead once occupied by a vibrant and strong Luo family.  Standing as corner posts like castle sentries, jacaranda trees adorned in purple blossoms radiate harmony and distract from recent memories of death.  The shells of vacated houses lay […]

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A Critical Year for Realizing Dreams

by Jeff James Evance Chieng dreams of going to college. The honor of being the first in his family to do so is a bragging right few in his community can boast. His grandmother, Rujina Abusa, reminds him often how proud his parents would be (had they survived the HIV […]

Lalmba News, Vol. 53, No. 1

By Jeff James When I saw the tears fall in great drops upon the table, creating craters of dust and dark marks on the stained wood, I knew I had asked the wrong question. I wanted to know if she remembered the day her father walked her from her home […]



Lalmba News, The Christmas Edition, Vol. 52, No.5 3

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND SALAD TONGS! These hand-crafted beauties from Kenya with beaded handles, ergonomically designed, will add a touch of elegance to your holiday meals.  They also make great gifts! Who wouldn’t want a pair of these to uniquely grace their kitchen table? But, don’t be fooled, these are […]