Archive for 'Baby Care Kits'

St. Louis Ingathering Puts Faith Into Action

St. Louis Ingathering Puts Faith Into Action

Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by .

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Last weekend’s annual St. Louis-area Ingathering truly showed the generosity of LWR’s Quilt and Kit makers. Donations went up over 50 percent from last year! On a gorgeous day at Concordia Seminary outside of St. Louis, LWR staff and seminary volunteers were expecting donations to be about the same as last year. Usually, churches from […]

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Photo Friday: Baby Care Kits in Dadaab

Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by .

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After giving up almost everything in order to flee from the droughts in East Africa, over a thousand new arrivals are entering the Dadaab refugee camps every day. The trek is often long, dangerous and in some cases, deadly. When the refugees finally arrive, there are many mouths to feed and basic necessities that need […]

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Baby Care Kits Help Women in Mauritania Keep Their Babies Healthy

Posted on 31. Aug, 2011 by .

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When you’re a woman living in poverty, bringing a baby into the world is already difficult and scary. When you couple that with living in Mauritania, a North African country with unacceptably high maternal and infant death rates, it is doubly so. The Baby Care Kits you send through Lutheran World Relief show impoverished women […]

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The LWR “Diaper Derby”

The LWR “Diaper Derby”

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by .

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There’s something of a baby boom going on here at LWR. We have three staff members who are expecting four children very, very soon. (Yes, you read that correctly. One is expecting twins) In the event of such joyous occasions we, like many other offices, gather together to celebrate the new arrivals and engage in […]

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LWR School Kits Encourage School Attendance

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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According to the international assistance community, Afghanistan is currently in the “relief, recovery and reconstruction phase” amid a fragile peace. While the challenges that lie ahead are very real, Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA), LWR’s partner in Northern Afghanistan, cites reasons for Afghanis to have hope in spite of the odds against them. After decades of […]

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Expectant Mothers Receive Prenatal Care and Baby Care Kits

Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by .

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In Mali, many women receive no medical care during their pregnancies or deliveries. Oftentimes, this leads to health problems for the baby or mother, and sometimes even death. Assekou Nounkoro, right, is a midwife in the village of Baramandougou, Mali. She received training through an LWR village health project. Assekou provided prenatal care for the […]

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The Work of Many Hands

Posted on 30. Jul, 2010 by .

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As LWR’s staff writer, it’s my job to tell stories. I write stories about how our donors put their faith into action through LWR and of how that action changes the lives of those we serve. But today, I have a story of my own to tell. LWR staffers Hayley Hontos and Linda Kelch work […]

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"I thank you for what I have received"

"I thank you for what I have received"

Posted on 02. Mar, 2010 by .

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More from Emily Sollie in Haiti I am sitting in the Port-au-Prince airport, just an hour and a half away from boarding a flight back to the U.S. I’m coming home a few days later than I had planned, due to a canceled flight. But the extra time here meant that yesterday, I witnessed a […]

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Storing Hope, Restoring Lives

Posted on 14. Jan, 2010 by .

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Trevor Knoblich is the Program Coordinator for Emergency Response at LWR. In July of 2009, he traveled to the Philippines for the opening of LWR’s first overseas warehouse. A condensed version of this article appeared in the January 2010 edition of Faith in Action. The Philippines represents an unusual set of circumstances for organizations like […]

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