Tag Archives: Women Thrive

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God Made a Farmer – Recognizing Women Farmers

Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by .

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Inspired by the Super Bowl advertisement featuring Paul Harvey and Dodge, we want to recognize the important contributions all farmers make. Especially women farmers. Rural Women produce more than half of all food grown in developing developed countries, yet own less than a third of all land. Watch our tribute to the millions of women […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by .

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On March 8, International Women’s Day, we celebrate the theme of empowering rural women to end poverty and hunger. Rural women in developing countries face many challenges to building better lives. Lutheran World Relief is proud to work side-by-side with women to address the root causes of their communities’ poverty and work toward lasting promise. […]

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Equality Matters

Equality Matters

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by .

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“The Philippines ranks eight among 135 countries with least gender gap.” 2011 Global Gender Gap rankings from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. This statistic caught me by surprise—it is rare to find anything positive about the Philippines in the news these days without mention of corruption or natural disasters. Learning of the shrinking gender gap […]

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East African Refugees: Strength from Love

East African Refugees: Strength from Love

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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Anita Shows Off Success – Women Thrive

Anita Shows Off Success – Women Thrive

Posted on 06. Jul, 2011 by .

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One cannot simply ignore the high spirit of Dalit women when Lutheran World Relief ‘s Asia staff visited their place in Ravidas Tola, one of the sub-villages dominated by schedule castes in Bihar, India. As colorful as their sari clothing, are the miniatures of their individual enterprises that they proudly showed and described to us. […]

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Flora del Socorro Montenegro – Women Thrive

Posted on 26. Apr, 2011 by .

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Like many coffee farmers in Nicaragua, Flora del Socorro Montenegro and her family earn their living from a small plot of land on which they grow coffee. The life of the average small-holder coffee farmer is not easy. With little money to invest in their crops, the quality of beans is often poor and doesn’t […]

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Violet Mushi – Women Thrive

Violet Mushi – Women Thrive

Posted on 22. Mar, 2011 by .

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Violet Mushi is a woman on the move. When she’s not caring for her family, she can be found baking bread, tending her chickens, making clothing and soy milk, or tending her flower bed. All these activities keep Violet busy, but they also earn her family essential income to support themselves. There was a time […]

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Rashmi – Women Thrive

Rashmi – Women Thrive

Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by .

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December 26, 2004 is a day forever committed to Rashmi’s memory. It is the day the waters of the Indian Ocean tsunami came and washed away many of her hopes and dreams. When the tsunami struck her village of Kullathamedu on the southern coast of India, it devastated the entire community, but Dalit women like […]

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Support Women on International Women’s Day

Posted on 08. Mar, 2011 by .

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Each Tuesday for the past couple months, we have been posting stories here on our blog about the work that LWR has done around the world to help women thrive. Today, people around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of women and inspire them to action. As we […]

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Unima – Women Thrive

Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by .

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Unima and her husband were severely affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Not only did it bring massive destruction to their village, Unima lost a leg and now walks with the help of a prosthetic leg. Her husband fell from a coconut tree and is confined to a wheelchair. Unima and her family live […]

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Maimowna Boire – Women Thrive

Posted on 15. Feb, 2011 by .

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For Maimowna Boire, and the women of Ségou region of Mali, a tiny grain is making a big difference in their quality of life. Traditionally, farmers in Mali grow cereal grains that require adequate amounts of rain to grow. But over the last few years, the region has experienced droughts and longer dry seasons, causing […]

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