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Emily Sollie is Lutheran World Relief's Senior Director for Internal Communication and Public Relations.

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How Leaf Rust is Affecting Coffee Farmers in Central America

Posted on 22. May, 2014 by .

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If you’ve been paying attention to the news the last couple of days, you might have seen something about coffee rust, or roya, a coffee plant disease that’s devastating coffee crops in Central America. While organizations like LWR have been aware of – and working to combat – roya for a long while, it’s been […]

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More on Our Work in the Philippines

Posted on 15. Nov, 2013 by .

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One week after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines, the situation is desperate. The most recent report from the United Nations tells us that 11.8 million children, women and men have been affected, more than 920,000 people are without homes and thousands have died as a result of the storm. Our staff on […]

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Photo Friday – His New Ruler

Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 by .

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Last week Lutheran World Relief staff distributed School Kits to children in the Philippines. The island of Mindanao was hit hard by Typhoon Bopha in December, causing flooding and landslides in many areas that had been damaged one year before in Typhoon Washi. These simple things — notebooks, pencils, scissors — can make a huge […]

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Why I’m Grateful for a Great Team

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by .

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I remember as a kid, overhearing my dad, a small business owner, quoting the oft-repeated maxim that the key to management was to “hire smart people, then get out of their way.” At the time, I didn’t really understand what that meant, but by the time years later when I reached a point in my […]

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Water Sonettos: Remembering Mali

Water Sonettos: Remembering Mali

Posted on 21. May, 2012 by .

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On a crisp evening last November, over a delicious alfresco meal of fried fish, steamed green beans and roasted potatoes, my dinner companion and I reflected on our day and what we had seen and experienced. We were in the café of our hotel in Bandiagara, Mali, and had spent the day visiting with women […]

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Education is Key to Ending Deaths from Malaria

Education is Key to Ending Deaths from Malaria

Posted on 02. Feb, 2012 by .

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Sochele Banou knows the kind of pain that no parent should ever experience: the pain of watching her child die. Her son Aly, just 3 years old, died of malaria in 2004. “I didn’t know quickly enough that he had it,” Sochele says. “I tried everything I knew to do but he kept getting worse […]

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Champions to End Malaria

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by .

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I don’t need reminding – I know the statistics all too well. A child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. And every one of those deaths could have been prevented. That’s why I’m so excited about the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) – through this campaign, Lutherans are part of a global movement to stop these […]

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