Venture: Lwala

Investment: $2.5M grant

Portfolio: Scaling Capital

Investment date: August 2023

Region(s) served: Sub-Saharan Africa

Sector: Health

Core Impact Metric: Decrease in under five mortality rate

Growth capital to support the scale up of Lwala’s work in Kenya

Lwala’s mission is to build the capacity of communities to advance their own comprehensive well-being and change the way healthcare is delivered across Kenya. Lwala is working to make community-led health a government-owned model across Kenya.

Why Rippleworks Invested:

The Kenyan government has made tangible commitments towards community health worker (CHW) payment and digitization and is ready to move resources. Lwala has strong impact evidence and operating experience and is actively scaling its work. A large unrestricted grant from Rippleworks will allow Lwala to continue to expand and accompany the Ministry of Health as it takes tangible steps to reform its health system.