Baby Care Kit items at Kit Assembly at Morning Star Church in Matthews, NC 2016

LWR Baby Care Kit Thrifting Tips & Tricks

Have we mentioned lately how much we love our quilters and kit-makers? If not, we’ll say it again: we love our quilters and kit-makers! Not only do they spend countless hours assembling gifts of love for people in need around the world, they also never miss an opportunity to help someone else become a part of this [...]Read More...

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Two people receive food assistance

On May 21, pray with us to end famine

Global food security has long been a focus for Lutheran World Relief. We work with poor rural farmers around the world, who face unstable harvests and unpredictable weather patterns, creating a life of deprivation for themselves and their children. With your support, LWR projects work to provide the tools and training they need to grow crops, [...]Read More...

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Women participating in ASA Gender in Farming project

Double your gifts & fight hunger!

Exciting news – thanks to some generous friends, your gifts to Lutheran World Relief Summer Matching Gift Challenge will be doubled – dollar-for-dollar, up to $187,287! Double your gift today! When you take part in this special opportunity, you reach out to even more farmers like Sheela, whose family has struggled under the weight of poverty and [...]Read More...

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Eufemia Chaparro with her youngest Seyarimaku, 2, outside their home in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in Colombia.

3 Easy (and quick!) meaningful Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14. What better way to show appreciation to the mothers in your life than to help create a better life for people around the world living in poverty? And there’s good news. Changing someone’s life in honor of Mother’s Day is both meaningful and easy with LWR Gifts. Here are [...]Read More...

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Peru floods leave farmers wondering what’s next

Imagine you are cooking on your farm one morning and you hear a sound. And without knowing how, you automatically know that a flood is coming – and that you have just moments to escape. That’s the situation Santos Rodriguez and her family faced after torrential rains led to flooding and landslides in their community [...]Read More...

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Luisito Turtor uses a mud boat to prepare this parcel of land for rice planting.

3 Ways You’re Already Celebrating World Water Day!

Because LWR focuses on agricultural work, water is particularly important to us. World Water Day was established by the UN in 1993 as a reminder to take action on access to safe water. With the support of our donors, LWR is helping communities around the world access water and prepare for water-related emergencies, like floods. [...]Read More...

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Cheese producer Doris Rafael with her sons Michael, left, and Brayan, outside their home in Hualgayoc,

Use Thrivent Choice Dollars® to Reach the World’s Poorest Communities

Around the world, millions of our fellow brothers and sisters live in extreme poverty, beyond the reach of life-sustaining resources. Hunger is pervasive, and they are cut off from health care, education and other basic services. If you’re a Thrivent Financial member, you may be eligible to participate in Thrivent Choice® and recommend where some of Thrivent [...]Read More...

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Quilts being unloaded in Cebu, Philippines

Here’s Where Your Quilts & Kits Went in 2016

In 2016, thanks to the generosity of Lutherans all across the United States, Lutheran World Relief shipped 534,144 Quilts & Kits to 16 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. That’s amazing! We give thanks to all the quilters and kit-makers who gather throughout the year to assemble these gifts of love for our [...]Read More...

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Lydia Guerero

Help fight childhood malnutrition in the Philippines

Lydia Guerero is a widow, a farmer and a mother of six children. She lives on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Children in her village often struggle with malnutrition. They traditionally survive on just grains and dried fish. After her husband died, it was especially hard for Lydia to provide her family with [...]Read More...

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Eduardo Contreras

Humans of LWR: Eduardo Contreras

Eduardo Contreras is LWR’s country director for Peru. His reflection, and photos, are part of our Humans of LWR series, which seeks to provide a glimpse into the lives of the various people who take part in our mission of ending poverty, injustice and human suffering. “My children should not be laborers like me.” That’s something my father [...]Read More...

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