Tag Archives: Photo Friday
Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 by Emily Sollie.
Last week Lutheran World Relief staff distributed School Kits to children in the Philippines. The island of Mindanao was hit hard by Typhoon Bopha in December, causing flooding and landslides in many areas that had been damaged one year before in Typhoon Washi. These simple things — notebooks, pencils, scissors — can make a huge […]
Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
This week’s Photo Friday comes from a distribution of LWR Personal Care Kits in the communities of Magdalena and Chelita, Peru. These children hold up Personal Care Kits distributed by the Ecumenical Centre for Promotion and Social Action (CEDEPAS), one of Lutheran World Relief’s partners in Peru. Learn more about Personal Care Kits The very […]
Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Mr. Issa Ali is a resident in a home for the elderly in Tanzania. The Mission Quilt and a Personal Care Kit towel that he received from LWR are draped across his bed. He enthusiastically told LWR staff, “Naipenda sana blanketi hii!” which translates to “I like this blanket very much!” (There’s not a word […]
Posted on 08. Jun, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
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 […]
Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
Charles Zang, Congregational Engagement Manager at LWR, recounts his visit to India to observe food security projects and to understand the impact of LWR’s quilts and kits. While traveling, Charles met a woman from the village of Hathgarth, named Mani Jli Tudu who is intimately familiar with a particular LWR program. Mani Jli Tudu, is a […]
Posted on 09. Dec, 2011 by Amy Burke.
Emily Sollie, Director of Creative Services and Media Relations just returned from visiting LWR projects in Mali. Isa Kassogue is a leader. Not only is she the president of her village women’s association, she was recently elected president of the federation of all 14 village associations participating in LWR’s project with shallot growers in Mali. […]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2011 by Amy Burke.
With archways of intertwined banana leaves, garlands of marigolds, music and parades, the villagers of Bihar warmly welcomed LWR’s Charles Zang to visit ongoing projects in India. Bihar has endured several years of droughts, making food growth and production very challenging. LWR and the Foods Resource Bank have partnered with PRADAN and ASA in order […]
Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 by Amy Burke.
Refugees once artisans, tailors, farmers, etc. have found ways to utilize their skills and exchange resources within their new communities in Dadaab. While aid remains a necessary and life-sustaining component to those living in Dadaab, markets have begun to spring up helping the refugees find ways to meet some of their own needs. Trade is […]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 by Amy Burke.
The rains are coming. This may sound like a beautiful sentiment for the East African refugees who have suffered from severe droughts in the Horn of Africa during this past year. While the rains bring new life and revival, they also bring many waterborne diseases. It’s estimated that about 75,000 people in Dadaab alone could […]
Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by Amy Burke.
With the number of refugees steadily rising to almost half a million people in Dadaab, the camps originally built to hold 90,000 people must keep expanding. After uprooting themselves from their homes and making a new life for themselves in Dadaab, many people are reluctant to move once again to the newer camp sites. Despite […]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by Amy Burke.
Matthew 25: 35 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Christ is the ultimate […]