Archive for 'Peru'

Dionisa Choque looks at her family's garden, where she now grows onions, carrots and lettuce.

Limited-Time Offer: Double Your Gift

Posted on 16. Jun, 2015 by .

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You can transform an entire community by simply giving them the gift of water. Right now, a group of generous friends will double the value of your gift — dollar-for-dollar — between now and July 31, up to $100,000. This means that your gift today of $50 will be matched with another gift of $50 […]

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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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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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Where We Work: The Human Development Index

Where We Work: The Human Development Index

Posted on 06. Dec, 2011 by .

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Ever wonder just how poor the countries we work in are? Thanks to Google’s Public Data Explorer, now you can easily visualize complex data like the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI is an attempt to measure how well-developed a country is, based on a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard […]

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A Thousand Days to Make a Difference

Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 by .

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I’d like to introduce you to Carin Nuñez, the nutrition program coordinator for one of Lutheran World Relief’s local development partners. Carin is passionate about improving early childhood health and nutrition in Chota Province, Peru. She grew up in the region and knows firsthand that improving nutrition for the youngest children provides a unique opportunity to […]

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