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Lutheran World Relief is a nonprofit organization that works with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering.

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Got 5 minutes? You can lift a farmer out of poverty!

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 by .

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No matter what the news tells us, we are making progress in the fight against global poverty. But here’s the truly amazing part: many of us are doing it one small step, one small act at a time! One way you do this with Lutheran World Relief is by investing in livelihoods of small-scale farmers, who […]

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On the Ground in Post-Earthquake Nepal (Video)

Posted on 04. Apr, 2016 by .

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It’s been nearly a year since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu on April 25th. Since that time, LWR and partners have been working with communities in the heavily affected Lamjung and Ghorka districts to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery assistance. With your generous support, LWR began immediately […]

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Thrivent Members: Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Help People in Need!

Posted on 29. Mar, 2016 by .

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Are you a Thrivent Financial member? If so, you may be eligible to take part in Thrivent Choice, a program where you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial’s charitable outreach funds go. Since 2010, members have used this program to direct $54 million to churches and nonprofits nationwide. The deadline to direct 2015 Thrivent Choice Dollars […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of LWR Fair Trade

Posted on 24. Mar, 2016 by .

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This year, we are celebrating 20 years of Lutherans making a difference through LWR Fair Trade! Since 1996, Lutherans in the U.S. have been buying and enjoying Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and other treats through LWR’s partnership with Equal Exchange. In doing so, you’ve helped hard-working farmers support their families and communities! That’s a BIG […]

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10 Easy Ways To Make the World Better on Leap Day

Posted on 26. Feb, 2016 by .

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With the presidential primary season in full swing, not to mention all the things that are happening around the world, you may or may not have noticed that 2016 is a leap year. That’s right. This year we get an extra day in the month of February – and that extra day is a valuable resource […]

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How Ethiopia Can Overcome the Worst Drought in 50 Years

Posted on 19. Feb, 2016 by .

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The following is an excerpt of an article written by Lutheran World Relief President and CEO, Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard (rt.) and published on the TIME Magazine website. Ethiopia has a large rural population that has been heavily affected by conditions described and LWR and local partners are working to assess needs and develop a response. In […]

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Give Hope. Join LWR’s 2016 Hunger Challenge!

Posted on 02. Feb, 2016 by .

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You can do it. You can help families escape hunger and poverty! Take the LWR 2016 Hunger Challenge and give the gift of long-lasting, sustainable solutions to hunger for families around the world – like Daisy’s.   Take the Challenge!   Daisy and her family live high in the Andes mountains in Peru.  There was a […]

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Five Ways to Enhance your Thrivent Action Team with Fair Trade

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 by .

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Did you know that with Thrivent Action Teams, you can reach out to people in your own backyard and around the world – by sharing the joy of delicious chocolate and coffee? Here’s how. If you are a Thrivent member, you have the opportunity to lead a Thrivent Action Team to volunteer in a one-time […]

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Christmas Matching Gift Challenge: Your Gift Will DOUBLE in value!

Posted on 14. Nov, 2015 by .

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At this time of year, most of us are thinking about all we are thankful for — and I hope you have many blessings to count! Still, there are so many people who are feeling none of the warmth of this season — people who have almost nothing, either because of poverty, natural disaster or […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Recovery: Two Years Later

Posted on 08. Nov, 2015 by .

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Mr. Aldrin Lauding remembers the day he lost his home to Typhoon Haiyan like it was yesterday. The storm devastated his entire barangay (village) of Lao. Though he and his partner and two children were safe, everything they had was gone. As a broom maker earning only 250 pesos ($5.34 USD) a day – and […]

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70 Years and 7 Reasons to be Grateful

Posted on 29. Oct, 2015 by .

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It’s been a busy year here at Lutheran World Relief. From last spring’s earthquake in Nepal, to the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, to working with farmers to improve food security and strengthening the livelihoods of coffee and cocoa farmers, your support keeps our global staff working hard around the world to end poverty, […]

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