Archive for 'Peru'

Cooperative members, including Carolin Ochieng (in white), sort coffee on newly-acquired drying beds at Orinde Farmers' Cooperative Society in Rachuonyo South, Kenya

The 5 Best Videos of 2014

Posted on 18. Dec, 2014 by .

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2014 was a busy year! From the first phases of our response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to increasing work with coffee and cocoa farmers throughout the world, we’ve captured quite a bit of it on video. Here are a few of our favorites: Putting cash in the hands of typhoon victims Watching Leonida’s […]

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Three Lessons I Learned Spending a Day with Potato Farmers in Peru

Posted on 11. Nov, 2014 by .

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Dr. Louise P. Evenson is a member of the Lutheran World Relief board of directors. Recently, she traveled to Peru with LWR president Daniel Speckhard and Senior Director for Latin America Programs, Carolyn Barker-Villena. The title of this blog post is something of a misnomer. I learned far more than three things on my trip! […]

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a young girl and boy in Peru hold a Personal Care Kit

Photo Friday – Personal Care Kits in Peru

Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by .

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This week’s Photo Friday comes from a distribution of LWR Personal Care Kits in the communities of Magdalena and Chelita, Peru. These children hold up Personal Care Kits distributed by the Ecumenical Centre for Promotion and Social Action (CEDEPAS), one of Lutheran World Relief’s partners in Peru. Learn more about Personal Care Kits The very […]

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Fair Trade Food: Melanie and Julie

Posted on 18. Oct, 2012 by .

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October is Fair Trade Month, and we want to lift up one of our long-time Fair Trade partners: Equal Exchange.  In their honor, we asked our staff here at LWR to take Fair Trade products from Equal Exchange and make anything they can think of, and boy do they have a treat for you. This […]

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Eulalia Palomino – Fair Trade Coffee Farmer

Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by .

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October is Fair Trade Month, and we want to lift up one of our long-time Fair Trade partners: Equal Exchange. In their honor, every Tuesday we are sharing the stories of farmers whose lives are changed by your faithful support of Fair Trade. This week hear the story of Eulalia Palomino, who leads the Women, […]

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Cocoa Farmers Come Together to Learn & Share

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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“Cocoa is my passion.” These were among the first words that cocoa farmer Leonor Gomez shared during the two-day National Cocoa Forum that LWR co-hosted in Nicaragua last week. The cocoa forum was a dream that LWR maintained as we expanded our work in cocoa in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin America. Not only […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Posted on 10. Feb, 2012 by .

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This past week the violence in Homs, Syria has dominated front page news. CNN gives us chilling videos from the streets of Homs where civilians are trapped in their homes, warding off hunger, injury and illness, as snipers target anyone who leaves their house. In other news, here are this week’s stories, excavated from page […]

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