Archive for 'Baby Care Kits'
Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by Amy Burke.
Whenever I think of strong women my mind goes straight to skirt suits and up-dos, modestly put-together but quick witted politicians, and feminist activists down in the trenches — all exuding power, a touch of femininity, and strength. It’s easy to admire women who work to make a difference by standing up for their ideals […]
Posted on 20. Oct, 2011 by Jessica Katzenstein.
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 […]
Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by Amy Burke.
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 […]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2011 by Jessica Katzenstein.
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 […]
Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by Nikki Massie.
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 […]
Posted on 14. May, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
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 […]
Posted on 14. Mar, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
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 […]
Posted on 30. Jul, 2010 by Nikki Massie.
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 […]
Posted on 02. Mar, 2010 by Emily Sollie.
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 […]
Posted on 14. Jan, 2010 by Trevor Knoblich.
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 […]