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Posted on 10. Jul, 2014 by Loren Hyatt.
I have a secret – I’m not a coffee drinker. Despite months of working on LWR’s coffee programming in Asia—including Temu Kupi, an international coffee forum LWR hosted with Green Mountain Coffee and Fair Trade USA—I got away without drinking any coffee. It’s not that I don’t support the farmers who participate in our programs […]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2014 by Loren Hyatt.
Originally posted at the Huffington Post… This International Women’s Day, I want to recognize the women of rural India who are fighting to pull their communities out of poverty — one woman at a time. Women have the power to pull communities out of poverty. During the past year, I have met countless women who […]
Think a relief operation isn’t a good time to train aid workers on quality and accountability? Think again.
Posted on 21. Feb, 2014 by Loren Hyatt.
Originally posted at The Sphere Project. Used with permission. It’s hot. You’re standing in the sweltering sun and have been waiting in line for more than an hour for a relief packet, and you’re not even sure what it contains. No one knows when staff from the aid agency managing the distribution are arriving. Patience […]
Posted on 16. Jan, 2014 by Loren Hyatt.
Originally published at the Huffington Post… Two months ago, Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people, damaging or destroying more than one million houses and displacing more than four million people. With heavy rains and winds gusting nearly 200 mph, the storm left a path of death and destruction, affecting an […]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
This past week, I had the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. All of my in-laws from across the country came together to celebrate family and give thanks for all that we have been given. As we gathered around the table for our Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, I was happy to be surrounded […]
Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
“God, please save my seven children!” Marivic Arabes pled as Typhoon Haiyan devastated the coastal town of Poblacion Barangay, where she and her family live. As Typhoon Haiyan approached Marivic’s village, she gathered her seven children and fled across the street to a neighbor’s house to take refuge from the coming storm, along with ten […]
Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
On November 8, Leonora Compuesta, a 38-year old mother of five, heard that Typhoon Haiyan was approaching the Philippines and that the storm might hit Cebu Province where she and her family live. As the storm approached and Leonora realized how unusually strong it was, she instructed her children to take refuge in a neighbor’s […]
Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
What’s Happening? At 2:37 p.m. local time on Tuesday, July 2, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northern Sumatra’s Aceh Province in Indonesia. Following the initial quake, the Government of Indonesia Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported at least two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.5 and 5.3 on July 2. The earthquake resulted in an estimated 30 […]
Posted on 09. May, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
I met Ritchelyn earlier this year during a trip to the Philippines, where I had the opportunity to visit several of LWR’s emergency operations projects. Ritchelyn was a shy mother of six who welcomed me into her home to tell me her story of survival and recovery. In December 2011, Tropical Storm Washi swept across […]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
The Guardian recently posted an article on their website titled “India’s Rice Revolution” that discusses how farmers in India’s poorest state, Bihar, are growing world record amounts of rice. These farmers typically grow four to five tons of rice per hectare. However, during a recent harvest, one farmer discovered that he had grown more than […]