Archive for 'Colombia'

Producer José Aquiles Espinoza holds coffee beans still attached to the plant

Lutheran World Relief Receives $350,000 from Starbucks Foundation

Posted on 02. Apr, 2015 by .

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We are proud to announce that we have received a Starbucks Foundation grant of $350,000 toward a two-year project that contributes to the protection of the local ecosystem, provides sustainable livelihoods, and fosters community in Colombia: Pro-Café: Protecting Ecosystem Services for Sustainable Coffee Livelihoods. Coffee growers’ livelihoods and quality of life in central Colombia are […]

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three nests art piece, with a man observing

The Memory Gallery Lives On

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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At times it can be hard to know if a particular project that Lutheran World Relief supports continues to have an impact even after our portion has ended. That’s why it was fun to hear an update from our Regional Communications Officer for Latin America, Annalise Romoser. Annalise recently visited one of our partners in […]

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Tim McCully: In Colombia, Land Is the Future

Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by .

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LWR’s Vice President for International Programs, Tim McCully, penned the following article. It was published yesterday on the Huffington Post. Lutheran World Relief has worked in Colombia for decades, through war, demobilization, failed peace negotiations and more war. Our work has changed over the years as local conditions have changed. But we have always focused […]

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The Problems of Restoring Land in Colombia

Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by .

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On Sunday, The New York Times reported on an issue in Colombia that has long been on LWR’s priority list. Along the northern, Caribbean coast of Colombia, paramilitary forces rounded up hundreds of residents in early 2000 and forced them to leave their lands. The paramilitary believed these residents were sympathizers of the leftist guerrillas. […]

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Still a Dream: Land Restitution on Colombia’s Caribbean Cost

Posted on 14. Oct, 2012 by .

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Twelve years ago the families of Macayepo, Colombia suffered a horrifying fate. On October 14, 2000, without warning, the otherwise quiet rural town near Colombia’s Caribbean cost was flooded with paramilitary soldiers, ready to kill. They did just that, assassinating 15 farmers and forcing 200 families to flee. That day the people of Macayepo joined […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by .

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With New York Fashion week in full swing and Paris’ Fashion week just around the corner, you may be wondering what you can do to stay up-to-date. While you were keeping your eyes on the runway, what else happened around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from Page 7a: Children’s deaths dropping: New […]

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President Obama, Shakira and Lutheran World Relief

Posted on 07. May, 2012 by .

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A few weeks ago, President Obama came to Cartagena, Colombia, for the Summit of the Americas. He was joined by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombian singer Shakira and two Afrocolombian leaders in a ceremony with great importance for LWR. In 2008, LWR began working with the Afrocolombian community of Palenque just outside the colonial […]

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three nests art piece, with a man observing

Somos Tierra Memory Gallery

Posted on 16. Apr, 2012 by .

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Artistic expression provides us with a language [that] touches the fibers of our emotions and consciousness. It is a mix of feelings with materials… we have, here, objects of daily life that force us to mediate, contemplate and to transform. –Camilo Gonzalez Pozo, Director of the Center for Memory, Peace and Reconciliation. Colombians dream big. […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by .

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On March 8, International Women’s Day, we celebrate the theme of empowering rural women to end poverty and hunger. Rural women in developing countries face many challenges to building better lives. Lutheran World Relief is proud to work side-by-side with women to address the root causes of their communities’ poverty and work toward lasting promise. […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by .

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Another week has come and gone, with some news making the front page and even more stuck in the middle. Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A: Tales of Joy: American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) tells the story of distributing LWR Mission Quilts to refugees in Jordan. Reflections on HIV/AIDS: Dr. Christoph […]

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Page 7A: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7A: Stories You May have Missed

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .

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Every day, in every city and village around the world, news is happening. The news may not always hit CNN, FOX News, or the New York Times, but that doesn’t mean it’s not incredibly important. Or it may hit those major news outlets, but it’s buried back on page seven, where few people give more […]

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