LWR & the Global Goals: Ending Hunger

Your support of Lutheran World Relief contributes to the larger work of creating sustainable solutions to poverty around the world. This blog series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seeks to answer two questions: What are the sustainable development goals? And how does your support of Lutheran World Relief contribute to them? What are the […]

Continue Reading

Travel Diary: Women in India Raise Their Voices

Colors. Rich, vibrant colors as far as the eye could see. During my recent trip to India, I was in wonder of the vibrant, rich colors that seemed to be everywhere and on everything – including the beautiful saris worn by the women gathered at the first ever Women Farmer’s Convention in Losinga, Bihar. More […]

Continue Reading

Celebrating Bold Women: Meet Atandi

This story originally appeared on the Women of the ELCA Blog.  Atandi Wilkister is a small-scale farmer who lives in the Rachuonyo South District in Western Kenya. Life has been challenging for Atandi, especially because she was left alone to run her farm and raise her children many years ago. For a long time, she struggled […]

Continue Reading

10 Easy Ways To Make the World Better on Leap Day

With the presidential primary season in full swing, not to mention all the things that are happening around the world, you may or may not have noticed that 2016 is a leap year. That’s right. This year we get an extra day in the month of February – and that extra day is a valuable resource […]

Continue Reading

The Global Impact of El Niño: Asia, Oceania and Pacific Islands

Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This is part one in a three-part blog series looking at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping. Read part […]

Continue Reading

The Global Impact of El Niño: Africa

Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This blog series looks at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping.  Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are […]

Continue Reading

The Global Impact of El Niño: The Americas

Global weather conditions associated with El Niño are posing a serious threat to millions of vulnerable people, particularly in rural communities. This is part two in a three-part blog series looking at the effects of  El Niño-influenced weather disruptions in various parts of the world – and how your support of LWR is helping. Read part […]

Continue Reading

How Ethiopia Can Overcome the Worst Drought in 50 Years

The following is an excerpt of an article written by Lutheran World Relief President and CEO, Ambassador Daniel V. Speckhard (rt.) and published on the TIME Magazine website. Ethiopia has a large rural population that has been heavily affected by conditions described and LWR and local partners are working to assess needs and develop a response. In […]

Continue Reading

Nepal: Nine Months After the Earthquake

LWR has a long history of development programming aimed at building the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by multiple shocks and stressors, such as natural disasters, conflict, and climate change and variability. This blog series, Reflections on Resilience, will examine emerging issues, innovative approaches and new resources in resilience work. It seeks to stimulate learning, reflection […]

Continue Reading

man collecting baskets of charcoal

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

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 […]

Continue Reading

Give Hope. Join LWR’s 2016 Hunger Challenge!

You can do it. You can help families escape hunger and poverty! Take the LWR 2016 Hunger Challenge and give the gift of long-lasting, sustainable solutions to hunger for families around the world – like Daisy’s.   Take the Challenge!   Daisy and her family live high in the Andes mountains in Peru.  There was a […]

Continue Reading