Lalmba fulfills its mission through valuable partnerships with like-minded organizations, working together for the betterment of the communities we serve.

Jeff with Bishop Markos Gebremedhin of the Jimma Bonga Apostolic Prefecture and Ethiopian Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel

In Ethiopia, we partner with the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Roman rite) and serve under the development branch of the Jimma Bonga Apostolic Vicariate.

In Ethiopia, we work with a Swiss organization, Associazione SAED Etiopia,  to run a very isolated satellite health care facility at Agaro Bushi Primary Clinic:

(left to right) Atnafu G/Yohanes, Asst. General Manager, Jeff James, President of Lalmba USA, Romeo Rodriguez, Project Director, Tafesse Alemu, General Manager, and Ruth Brogini, President of SAED.

In Kenya, we serve as lay missionaries of the Diocese of Homa Bay.  Our affiliation with the Roman Catholic church there allows us to fulfill our mission in health care, orphan care and community development.


Deacon Hugh Downey, Lalmba’s founder, gives a homily at the local church in Nyagaribe, Kenya.

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