Giving Syrians in Aleppo Their Daily Bread
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Food markets in Aleppo lay in rubble, and bread is a staple in the diet of every Syrian. Lutheran World Relief is working to repair and renovate two bakeries in the Aleppo district that will provide more than 80,000 people with access to affordable pita.
A Profound Experience of Community in the Philippines
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Anne Choate is a long-time supporter of Lutheran World Relief who recently traveled to the Philippines to see our projects in action. Here she reflects on the experience as part of our “Humans of LWR” blog series, which seeks to tell stories of the human connections made through the work of Lutheran World Relief. In […]
What is “food security”? And how does it differ from “hunger”?
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
“Food security” is a term that used all the time by people who work in the world of relief and development. But what does the term mean? Is it simply the opposite of hunger? Officially, food security exists “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy […]
This man experienced all-consuming hunger. Here’s how we’re ensuring he doesn’t have to again.
Friday, September 5, 2014
“Hunger is like this: if you’re hungry, you can’t sleep at night. If you have hunger, you can’t plan ahead for your life. You can’t think about anything except the hunger that you have. Hunger. It creates conflict in the family, and can tear it apart. We used to be so hungry.” Just three years […]
World Hunger is Declining
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Sometimes it can feel as if the world is falling apart. Earthquakes, tsunamis, poverty and hunger dominate our headlines. Is there any hope for lasting change? Is sustainable development really possible? We’ve put together a couple charts that show a more positive picture. Hunger is Declining With month after month and year after year of […]
What do Farmers Need?
Monday, September 24, 2012
What do Farmers Need? In Uganda, I was told pangas and seeds. In Colombia it was land titles and roads. In Kenya? Irrigation. In Honduras it was guaranteed buyers and fair prices and in India, access to credit. This is what makes LWR’s work interesting and — frankly — hard. What farmers need in the […]
Alternatives for Teenagers
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This past Monday, the New York Times published an article about the successes of a major gang truce in El Salvador. Five months after bringing jailed gang leaders together to negotiate a truce, “Homicides in this country of six million people are down 32 percent in the first half of this year; kidnappings have fallen […]
Photo of the Day: Fields of Green
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Agnesh is a woman from the Jamui District of northeast India. 85% of the population in her area depends on agriculture as their main source of income, yet most of the farming is done with low quality seeds that are not cost effective and generate low yields. These farmers also tend to have little access […]
Little Things Make a Big Difference for Bolivian Farmers
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Dionisia Choque is a Quechua-speaking farmer who lives in Tinguipaya, Bolivia. Her entire life Dionisia and her family have grown potatoes, and until recently that is what her family ate, potatoes and some meat. In fact, that is what almost everyone in her community has cultivated and eaten for decades. Some would say Tinguipaya has […]
Photo of the Day: Kandalady Market, Sri Lanka
Friday, June 8, 2012
This photo was sent to us by a consultant who is evaluating our work in Sri Lanka that is helping to alleviate long-term hunger and poverty. She says, “Following our jarring interviews about poverty and the lure of work through agents yesterday, this scene has tremendous meaning for me — and more for the women […]
Solutions for a hungry world – Shed works well to stop food rotting
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This was originally posted at Alertnet: The World’s Humanitarian News Site. Bakina Zacharia is a woman farmer who lives in remote Idole Village in Dodoma, Tanzania. Dry climate and unpredictable rainfall make farming challenging, but there are few other livelihoods options. Like many farmers in the region, Bakina grows onions, a popular crop. And in […]