Archive for 'Water'

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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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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What are Sand Dams, and how do they help?

Posted on 20. Oct, 2014 by .

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WHAT is a Sand Dam? A sand dam is a reinforced cement wall built across a seasonal (flows after major rainfall, then dries up again) sandy river. The dams are built by securing one or two long concrete barriers across river beds, and by placing a pipe under these barriers. When it rains, the water […]

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How Two Teachers Saved Their Village & How We’re Helping Others Do the Same

Posted on 16. Oct, 2013 by .

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On the eve of August 18, 2008, Chandra Kant was nervous and uneasy. He had been listening to the radio all day as torrential rain fell on his village — fearful that the worst was yet to come. He knew that if the rainfall did not stop, the nearby river would overflow and flood his […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr., giving his famous speech

We Have a Dream, Too

Posted on 28. Aug, 2013 by .

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. (Watch the whole 16-minute speech here.) Little needs to be said about the enormous impact his speech has had on American history and culture. We wanted to share our own dreams for the future of our world. […]

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Double Your Donation with our Summer Match

Posted on 24. Jun, 2013 by .

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Some generous friends of Lutheran World Relief have issued a challenge. They will double the value of gifts received — dollar for dollar — between now and August 31, up to a total of $171,000! Will you accept this challenge so your gift this summer can do twice as much good? Those gifts mean so […]

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What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone?

What Has Aid Ever Done For Anyone?

Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by .

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When our friends at Save the Children set out to secretly film an anti-aid demonstration, they didn’t realize exactly what they were getting into. Luckily the protesters made the case for aid better than any of us ever could. Watch the video: Thanks to Save the Children UK for putting together this hilarious video (and […]

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World Water Day (Photos)

Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by .

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Today is World Water Day, an official celebration of freshwater and sustainable management. We celebrate this day by lifting up the millions of people around the world who don’t have access to clean drinking water, water for irrigation, or sufficient sanitation. We work hard to ensure that all people have the water they need to […]

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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by .

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Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Precious Lord, Our world is a wilderness of dust and ash. The flames of poverty consume. Deserts engulf forests and grasslands. Drought, famine and food shortages blow through an ever more hopeless world. Yet amid the ashes and dust, we know that you are […]

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It’s Easy to Take Clean Water for Granted

Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by .

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Guest post from Rev. Naomi Sease Carriker, pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. I woke up this morning to deal with a rare problem in southeast Pennsylvania: our town issued an advisory about low chlorine levels, urging us to boil our water. Posted on our water company’s website were ominous instructions: “DO […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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Tropical Storm Isaac, which could soon be reclassified as hurricane-strength, has been making news for threatening the GOP Convention in Tampa this weekend. Whether or not Isaac disrupts the events in Tampa, it could be an even bigger threat to Haiti. Haitians are still rebuilding and recovering from the major earthquake that struck in 2010. […]

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