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Scalable Solutions for Ending Poverty and Women’s Health Issues in Kenya and Beyond with Ash Rogers

Ash Rogers, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance, focuses on empowering communities to create and implement innovative solutions to challenges associated with poverty. She's particularly passionate about reproductive rights for women and girls.

Listen in to learn how Ash is impacting women's health issues and poverty in Kenya and how you can help.

Scalable Solutions for Ending Poverty and Women's Health Issues in Kenya and Beyond with Ash Rogers

Time stamped show notes:

[0:22] Prefers Ash to Ashley. Ashley was the most common name in 1987 (year she was born).

[1:28] Introduction to Ash Rogers / How she got to where she is

[6:49] How she will reach Lwala’s goals in the coming years

[8:44] Biggest bottleneck and needs

[10:15] Lwala is successful because it is community based.

[13:21] The piece to get right is how you get the service delivered and the people processes and how you get those to transform into the technology.

[17:21] What drives her

[17:37] The poor are a byproduct of a system we’ve created.

[18:09] The system was created by humans, and it can be broken by humans.

[19:35] Epicenter of most of the epidemics (zika, ebola, HIV, etc.) – Lake Victoria Basin

[19:58] Allowing inequality to spread in even one location affects us all globally.

Three key points:

  1. Lwala is successful because it is community based.
  2. The poor are a byproduct of a system we’ve created. The system was created by humans, and it can be broken by humans.
  3. Lake Victoria Basin is the epicenter of most of the epidemics (zika, ebola, HIV, etc.). This is proof that allowing inequality to spread in even one location affects us all globally.

Resources mentioned:

The Surrender Experiment 

Salesforce

Last question:

Technology – looking for coders, developers, people who can help them customize data systems

Finance – different types of revenue streams as a non-profit and people who can help figure out different pieces of that

People can donate at http://lwalacommunityalliance.org/.

Email: [email protected] dot org