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Nicole Hark is Lutheran World Relief's Program Associate for Asia & the Middle East.

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Man and Woman in India kneel among vegetables

Addressing How Gender Affects Food Security

Posted on 03. Jan, 2013 by .

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Food security — or all the factors that provide for sufficient, safe and nutritious food — is an issue that is at the heart of LWR’s work around the world. Our work to improve agriculture among small farmers and provide clean water for consumption, or irrigation, is so that families around the world can have […]

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“Always Walking” with Rural Communities

Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by .

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Yesterday was a highlight for me in my time working at LWR. I am currently in Sumatera, Indonesia, and was lucky enough to visit the LWR Clean Energy Project currently funded by the Osprey Foundation. The project focuses on three key areas: supporting farmers with technical assistance for growing cocoa crops; building an energy efficient […]

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Meet Anita Devi

Meet Anita Devi

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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When LWR and our partner IDF (Integrated Development Fund) first arrived at the Chak-ewaj village in India in September 2009, the villagers weren’t interested in working with them.  Most of the households were already engaged in small businesses, living day-to-day off of their earning at the local market.  There was never enough money to set […]

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Building Current Partnerships into a Lasting Promise

Building Current Partnerships into a Lasting Promise

Posted on 27. Sep, 2011 by .

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I started working at LWR about five months ago, and was initially drawn to the organization in part because of the way LWR works with local partners in-country to develop sustainable solutions to local issues. Lutheran World Relief places strong emphasis on accompaniment, (a term I was not very familiar with until reading further descriptions […]

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