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Earthquake in Indonesia

Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by .

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What’s Happening? At 2:37 p.m. local time on Tuesday, July 2, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northern Sumatra’s Aceh Province in Indonesia.  Following the initial quake, the Government of Indonesia Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported at least two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.5 and 5.3 on July 2. The earthquake resulted in an estimated 30 […]

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Reforestation in Indonesia

Posted on 01. Jun, 2013 by .

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Recently, The Guardian published an article about the deforestation in Indonesia. The article explains the crisis the Indonesian island of Sumatra is undergoing due to quickly disappearing forests. The impacts of natural disasters are greater on communities when forests are not there to act as a buffer between them; violence erupts over land conflicts; animal […]

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LWR Supports Environmental and Disaster Education in Indonesia

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by .

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Mr. Kairan, a fifth grade teacher in Indonesia, is always looking for new ways to engage his students. He wants them to know about issues that impact their lives and believes in teaching practical lessons outside of the classroom. He enjoys educating his community’s future leaders, opening students’ minds to the wonders of scientific learning. […]

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Celebrating Safer Lives & Schools

Posted on 13. Oct, 2012 by .

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Students at Hiligambukha Elementary School in Indonesia celebrate a new, safe school building that LWR helped put in place after the old building was destroyed in a 2005 earthquake. They used to have to ask students to go home when it rained, simply because, “they could not study at school due to leaking roofs, and […]

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Fair Trade USA team with members of the Tunas Indah cooperative

Lutheran World Relief and Fair Trade USA Collaborate to Strengthen Cooperatives in Indonesia

Posted on 09. Aug, 2012 by .

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Behind the items that we consume every day are farmers struggling to survive and support their families. Living in poor, rural regions of the world where paved roads and Internet access are rare, small-scale farmers who produce these items have little ability to negotiate fair prices for their products. In conventional trade, middlemen take advantage […]

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Going Strong in the Gobi Desert

Going Strong in the Gobi Desert

Posted on 12. Jun, 2012 by .

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It’s officially stage three of the Gobi March, and LWR’s own Paul Drossou is going strong! He finished stage one in just over 5 1/2 hours, and stage two in 6 1/2 (each stage is roughly a marathon — 26 miles). Now comes the hard part. The official Gobi March website says, For many of […]

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I’m Running 155 Miles for Water

Posted on 07. Jun, 2012 by .

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Hi, my name is Paul Drossou and I am LWR’s country director for Indonesia. I get to work with rural communities in Indonesia to help families earn income, preserve their natural resources and protect themselves from the effects of natural disaster. In my free time, one of the things I’m passionate about is running. Last […]

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