How We Do It

Responding to Need with a Respectful Helping Hand

In remote and rural regions of the world’s poorest countries, millions of people are suffering, struggling to break out of the cycles that prevent them from being healthy, productive and self-supporting. Most often, all they need to break the cycle is a boost, a helping hand to provide a resource they have not been able to access on their own.

Lutheran World Relief responds to that need. We work with local partners in rural areas and provide necessary resources and support — financial, professional or educational — at our partners’ request. With respect, professionalism and commitment, we accompany our partners in projects that strike at the root causes of poverty and help to cultivate conditions where peace and justice can flourish.

When the resources are in place and our partners tell us, “We can take it from here,” we step aside. Our end goal: truly sustainable development.

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