Archive for 'India'
Posted on 16. Oct, 2013 by Marie Anne Sliwinski.
On the eve of August 18, 2008, Chandra Kant was nervous and uneasy. He had been listening to the radio all day as torrential rain fell on his village — fearful that the worst was yet to come. He knew that if the rainfall did not stop, the nearby river would overflow and flood his […]
Posted on 02. Aug, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Last month early monsoon rains caused massive floods in India. Over 1,000 people have been killed (one source reports nearly 6,000 are “presumed dead”) and the U.N. estimates that 1.25 million people have been affected. Earlier this week we announced that we have committed $25,000 to help the victims of this disaster, in addition to our […]
Posted on 12. Jul, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
As far as international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) go, Lutheran World Relief is pretty tiny. With our 160 staff members worldwide, we’re dwarfed by organizations like Catholic Relief Services (5,211 employees), or WorldVision (44,500 employees). Yet among nonprofits generally, we’re giants. We have offices in 16 countries that serve relief and development projects in 35. Our […]
Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Today is World Water Day, an official celebration of freshwater and sustainable management. We celebrate this day by lifting up the millions of people around the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water, water for irrigation, or sufficient sanitation. We work hard to ensure that all people have the water they need to […]
Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by Patrick Bell.
In yesterday’s blog post, I talked about how this International Women’s Day coincides with the start of LWR’s Learning for Gender Integration (LGI) initiative, where we hope to learn how to create equal opportunities for men and women to benefit from our work in communities around the world. Today I’d like to talk a bit […]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by Patrick Bell.
Tomorrow, March 8, we observe International Women’s Day (#IWD), an international holiday created to inspire women and celebrate achievements toward gender equality. It just so happens that this year IWD coincides with the start of a very special initiative that Lutheran World Relief is undertaking toward the same goal. We are kicking off three special […]
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 […]