Archive for 'Asia'

The Everest-Sized Challenge of Recovery in Nepal

Posted on 25. Apr, 2016 by .

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Featured Image: Mount Everest, by Gunther Hagleitner, Creative Commons Attribution License, on Flickr.com. As I sat in the restaurant of a hotel in Kathmandu, I noticed a large expedition team preparing to depart for Mount Everest. As they went over their plans for the trek to base camp, I couldn’t help but think about what […]

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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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Travel Diary: Women in India Raise Their Voices

Posted on 01. Mar, 2016 by .

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Colors. Rich, vibrant colors as far as the eye could see. During my recent trip to India, I was in wonder of the vibrant, rich colors that seemed to be everywhere and on everything – including the beautiful saris worn by the women gathered at the first ever Women Farmer’s Convention in Losinga, Bihar. More […]

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The Global Impact of El Niño: Asia, Oceania and Pacific Islands

Posted on 25. Feb, 2016 by .

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Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This is part one in a three-part blog series looking at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping. Read part […]

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Nepal: Nine Months After the Earthquake

Posted on 11. Feb, 2016 by .

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LWR has a long history of development programming aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by multiple shocks and stressors, such as natural disasters, conflict, and climate change and variability. This blog series, Reflections on Resilience, will examine emerging issues, innovative approaches and new resources in resilience work. It seeks to stimulate learning, reflection […]

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This Day in History, 1965: LWR meets with LBJ

Posted on 12. Nov, 2015 by .

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Politico, the popular web magazine for all things political, takes us for a ride on the time machine today in a look back at Nov. 12, 1965, when a delegation of 12 aid agency representatives met with President Lyndon B. Johnson to discuss the refugee issue in the wake of the Vietnam War. Lutheran World […]

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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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Expanding Coffee Livelihoods in Indonesia

Posted on 20. Oct, 2015 by .

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This post is part of the ongoing blog series “My first LWR project visit,” in which LWR staff making first time field visits are invited to share their insights. We hope you enjoy their perspectives and that it gives you a new point of view of the work you support in Lutheran World Relief. I’ll […]

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Middle Schooler Uses Bake Sale To Help Nepal

Posted on 18. Sep, 2015 by .

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Twelve year-old Emily Blackwell loves to bake with her mother, Maegan. She’s been doing it since she was very little, helping to mix batters and frosting. Like in so many other families, baking time is together time. A chance to bond and pass on favorite recipes and methods. Recently, baking time was also helping time, […]

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This tool could mean a better, more prosperous future for a family

Posted on 01. Sep, 2015 by .

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Hadi Raini is a mother and widow living in Indonesia. She has a small farm where she grows cassava. Cassava is a hearty, brown root plant that grows well even in dry, low-quality soil. It is packed with carbohydrates, which makes cassava a good crop to have on hand when other foods may not be […]

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The Surprising Thing I Like MOST About Visiting LWR Projects

Posted on 12. Aug, 2015 by .

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“What do you like most about visiting ‘the field’?” While in Indonesia in May visiting one of Lutheran World Relief’s recently launched coffee projects, a locally-based colleague asked me this. I think my response surprised her. In just over three years of service here at LWR, I have been blessed to visit about six projects […]

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