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Nine Facts About Refugees

Posted on 25. Sep, 2013 by .

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The ongoing conflict in Syria has been on the front page of news for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the huge number of Syrian refugees who have fled their homes to find solace in Jordan, Turkey, and other neighboring countries. But what is the definition of a refugee? How many refugees […]

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We Need You to Help Fight Malaria

Posted on 24. Apr, 2013 by .

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On World Malaria Day, Thursday, April 25, we have much to celebrate. Just a few years ago, this preventable, treatable disease claimed the life of a child in Africa every 30 seconds. Since then we’ve slowed that down to 60 seconds. But still, any death from malaria is too many. So there’s still much work […]

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I’m Helping End Malaria – Pastor Ngare

Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 by .

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As LWR’s Regional Communications Officer for East Africa, Brenda Kimaro meets many of the pastors, evangelists, Sunday school teachers and volunteers who are working together to protect their families and communities from malaria. Here is one of their stories. Pastor Meshack Ngare has been leading the Samanga Lutheran Parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in […]

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A Boy and His Family Recieve Bed Nets

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by .

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When I met Ochuki a few months ago, he and his family had been living at risk. Every night they slept unprotected from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Like many families in Kenya, Ochuki’s family did not have money to buy bed nets. Not long before I visited Ochuki’s village, though, community volunteers began visiting […]

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Delivering Nets to Those in Need

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by .

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A few months ago I joined volunteers from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kenya (ELCK) as they distributed more than 8,000 insecticide-treated bet nets in the Nyanza Province of western Kenya. Although much Lutheran Malaria Initiative programming focuses on education and training rather than the distribution of nets, this effort targeted a specific segment of […]

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I’m Helping End Malaria – Yuniah Nyamumbo

Posted on 07. Apr, 2013 by .

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As LWR’s Regional Communications Officer for East Africa, Brenda Kimaro meets many of the pastors, evangelists, Sunday school teachers and volunteers who are working together to protect their families and communities from malaria. Here is one of their stories. Yuniah Nyamumbo is a sweet, young mother of two boys, age three years and four months. […]

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I’m Helping End Malaria – Eunice Okoth

Posted on 03. Apr, 2013 by .

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As LWR’s Regional Communications Officer for East Africa, Brenda Kimaro meets many of the pastors, evangelists, Sunday school teachers and volunteers who are working together to protect their families and communities from malaria. Here is one of their stories. “I want to be one of those people who are helping to end the problem of […]

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