Sustainable Development. Lasting Promise.

These four words make up Lutheran World Relief's tagline and represent its core philosophy — of working with people and communities to build better lives and stronger futures.

Here are four stories of people whose lives have been affected by that promise:

Kadisha Maiga | Burkina Faso

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With the help of LWR and partners, Kadisha Maiga, and the women of the Fada N'Gourma women's group in Burkina Faso, went from struggling to sell their yogurt to feeding the president of their country. Read Kadisha's story»

Rosa Sanchez | Bolivia

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Rosa Sanchez's family now drinks clean water and she can now support them using skills she learned from LWR training. Now they all face a healthier, more promising future. Read Rosa's story»

Olin Lowalo | Indonesia

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Olin Lowalo looks forward to a future ripe with promise thanks to strong women like her grandmother — and a little help from people like you. Read Olin's story»

Evalyn Johannes | United States

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Most kids spend their summer vacations swimming and playing. Evalyn Johannes, and the campers of Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, decided to spend their time helping Haiti. Read Evalyn's story»

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