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Lasting Solutions to Hunger in Kenya: Meet Sevu

Just three years ago, Sevu and his family were barely surviving as subsistence farmers in Kenya. This area was severely affected by the drought that swept across the Horn of Africa in 2009.



Lasting Water in Kenya

From one of Kenya's driest areas comes an ambitious project. LWR's Watershed Approach to Enhanced Resilience (WATER) project increases water sources for small-scale farmers. Here's how.



LWR Baby Care Kits: Tips and Tricks

Melanie Gibbons, LWR's Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, offers some helpful tips on making and assembling Baby Care Kits.



LWR Fabric Kits: Tips and Tricks

Melanie Gibbons, LWR's Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, offers some helpful tips on making and assembling Fabric Kits.



LWR Personal Care Kits: Tips and Tricks

Melanie Gibbons, LWR's Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, offers some helpful tips on making and assembling Personal Care Kits.



LWR School Kits: Tips and Tricks

Melanie Gibbons, LWR's Quilt & Kit Ministry Manager, offers some helpful tips on making and assembling School Kits.



Cash-for-Work in the Philippines: Lasting Recovery after Typhoon Haiyan

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck as one of the world's most powerful storms on record to make landfall.

Learn how LWR's Cash-for-Work program is helping families recover.



Empowering Women in Agriculture: Rural Women-led Vegetable Farming Project

LWR is working with 500 women farmers in 25 village of rural Bihar State, India, to increase their economic and food security. Using innovative farming practices, LWR is helping them diversify their crops with high yielding vegetables, sell vegetables at local and regional markets for increased income and organize into a vegetable producer association, giving them better access to services and support to sell and grow their crops.



Lasting Recovery after Typhoon Haiyan: Meet Leonida.

Leonida Carupo is a mother and grandmother living in the Philippines. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck as one of the world's most powerful storms on record to make landfall. Many families in Leonida's community lost their homes and livelihoods.

Learn how LWR's Cash-for-Work program is helping families like Leonida's.



Lasting Solutions to Hunger in Peru: Meet Daisy

Daisy loves her family. They are traditional farmers in the highlands of Peru. But over the past few decades, political strife and severe weather have lead to a population exodus. Much of the traditional farming knowledge and practices have been lost.

Learn how Lutheran World Relief is helping fight hunger & poverty.



Lasting Solutions to Hunger in Peru: Meet Juan

Like many in his community, Juan grows potatoes to help support his family.

But due to years of conflict and harsh weather, many native varieties of potatoes were almost lost, along with traditional methods of farming them.

Learn how Lutheran World Relief is helping fight hunger & poverty.



Lasting Vegetables in India: Meet Mina

Five years ago, Mina wouldn't have believed how much money could be made from farming vegetables. Back then, she and others in her small Indian village farmed just enough for them to eat.

Learn how Lutheran World Relief is helping fight hunger & poverty by helping women in Bihar, India, diversify the crops they grow and unite to form Self-Help Groups. Share the lasting promise.



Distributing Quilts & Kits in the Philippines

Every year, Lutherans in the U.S. lovingly make Mission Quilts, Personal Care Kits, Baby Care Kits and School Kits to send to people experiencing disasters or poverty overseas.

LWR is currently distributing these Quilts & Kits to 13,500 households (appr 67,500 people) who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Melanie Gibbons and Carrie Costantini report from Northern Cebu.



Thank You for Supporting Lutheran World Relief

LWR staff in Baltimore and Minneapolis tell personal stories of people and communities around the world who have been directly impacted by LWR's work. Without your support, we would not be able to continue the work that makes a lasting impact. THANK YOU.



A Thank You from the Field

Dan Ruth is LWR’s interactive marketing manager and an ordained minister in the ELCA. In December 2013, he traveled to the Philippines to visit communities hard-hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan and to see first-hand the recovery efforts you are supporting.



Raising the Quality of Response

One of Lutheran World Relief’s major roles in the Philippines is to provide training to other organizations responding to the typhoon on international standards of Quality and Accountability. This ensures a lasting impact, not only for our work but for everyone working in the Philippines. Watch below to see what that means.



LWR Quilts & Kits are Headed to the Philippines

Daniel Lee, vice president for external communications, and Melanie Gibbons, quilt & kit ministry manager, are part of a group of staff volunteering their time at LWR's New Windsor warehouse.



An Update on Typhoon Haiyan from Lutheran World Relief

Tim McCully, LWR's Vice President for International Programs reports on Typhoon Haiyan. The Category 5 typhoon hit with wind gusts up to 235 mph, nearly 16 inches of rainfall and waves up to 45 feet in some areas. Local officials estimate loss of life could reach 10,000 people, and it is estimated that up to 9.5 million people will be affected.



‪Ellie Ramsay. Polish Immigrant. Grandmother. LWR Quilter.‬

Ellie Ramsay lives near Baltimore, Maryland and has seven grandchildren. She is an active member of her church and a dedicated LWR quilter. Her family emigrated from Poland during World War II.



Two Women. Two Lives. Touched by an LWR Quilt.

Ndenaghafumwa Umburi lives in Tanzania and is the mother of five grown children. She and her husband have a small farm on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Their pastor selected them to receive two LWR Mission Quilts because of the extreme challenges they face making a living from their small farm while also caring for their disabled son.

Ellie Ramsay lives near Baltimore, Maryland and has seven grandchildren. She is an active member of her church and a dedicated LWR quilter. Her family emigrated from Germany during World War II.



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