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In Kenya, a Sower Went Out to Sow

In the villages around Kambu in eastern Kenya, farmers look to the heavens with brows furrowed with concern. The two rainy seasons each year are critical to these farmers in one of Kenya’s driest regions, who depend on these showers to water their crops. Now, white, puffy clouds dot the sky, but no rain is [...]Read More...

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Sowing Hope in Kenya

In the villages around Kambu in eastern Kenya, farmers look to the heavens with brows furrowed with concern. April marks the shorter of two rainy seasons that are critical to these farmers who depend on these showers to water their crops in one of the driest regions in Kenya. There are white, puffy clouds in [...]Read More...

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Ugandan Farmers put Savings in a Digital Wallet

In the Mpigi region of southwestern Uganda, village savings and lending groups conduct business much as they do elsewhere. They meet regularly, members deposit their contributions to their savings accounts and take out small loans. At the end of the saving cycle, they also receive a payout from the collective interest and fees collected. The only [...]Read More...

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Don’t Close Dadaab: World’s Largest Refugee Camp Under Threat

At Lutheran World Relief, we are extremely concerned about the news that the Kenyan government will close the Dadaab refugee camp by May 2017, and will seek to repatriate the mostly Somali refugees who live there. LWR, working with our partner, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for World Service, provides ongoing assistance to refugees [...]Read More...

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How Climate Change is Affecting Coffee Farmers

Climate change is a clear and present danger to coffee farmers in Central America, and Lutheran World Relief is working with farm families and cooperatives, helping them to cope, LWR’s Rick Peyser told a gathering of Congressional staffers at a Dec. 8 Capitol Hill briefing. Rick, LWR senior relationship manager for coffee and cocoa, was [...]Read More...

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