Attacking the Roots of Poverty, Nurturing the Seeds of Self-Reliance
The way we work is the most efficient, effective path that we have found to affect positive and enduring change. By building on the resources that exist in a community, our projects create sustainable development.
We attack poverty at its roots — where problems such as poor health, hunger, lack of skills or opportunity and environmental issues are all woven together — to break down the barriers that trap people in cycles of poverty and make them especially vulnerable to crises.
At the same time, we build up the community’s core assets — resources such as labor and skills, health and a healthy environment — that allow people to pursue productive lives.
Our goal is always to identify local solutions to poverty that can be replicated and scaled up to reach an ever increasing number of people. Here is an example of how this works:
Lutheran World Relief
700 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230 USA
800.597.5972 | firstname.lastname@example.org