I am Dhrubba Mukhopadhyay

This summer, Drubaa Mukhopadhyay visited the United States with the Foods Resource Bank, a partner of Lutheran World Relief. Her extensive knowledge and background in international development is a wonderful example of the people LWR works with around the world. Here’s her story: I am Dhrubaa Mukhopadhyay. I was born in 1969 to parents who [...]Read More...

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Photo of the Day: Fields of Green

Agnesh is a woman from the Jamui District of northeast India. 85% of the population in her area depends on agriculture as their main source of income, yet most of the farming is done with low quality seeds that are not cost effective and generate low yields. These farmers also tend to have little access [...]Read More...

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Little Things Make a Big Difference for Bolivian Farmers

Dionisia Choque is a Quechua-speaking farmer who lives in Tinguipaya, Bolivia. Her entire life Dionisia and her family have grown potatoes, and until recently that is what her family ate, potatoes and some meat. In fact, that is what almost everyone in her community has cultivated and eaten for decades. Some would say Tinguipaya has [...]Read More...

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The Global Water Challenge

In my car over the noon hour, I was excited to hear part of an audio documentary by America Abroad. Being the news junkie I am, I was tempted to sit in my parking spot for the next hour so I could finish listening to this NPR program. As much as I know about the [...]Read More...

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Talking about Africa’s Sahel Food Crisis

Over the next couple weeks, Lutheran World Relief will join InterAction (an umbrella organization made up of 190 member organizations around the world) in a series of discussions about the growing food crisis in Africa’s Sahel region. By the Numbers: Number of people facing food insecurity: 10.4 million Children at risk of severe malnutrition: 1,000,000 [...]Read More...

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Evelyn Nassuna visiting US Amish Farms

Farming is Always Changing

In Africa, Lutheran World Relief spends a lot of time working with farmers. In most African countries the majority of people still make their living, or part of their living, from agriculture. If you want to end poverty,  farming will be in that equation. One of the exciting things about working in the field of [...]Read More...

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Photo of the Day: Kandalady Market, Sri Lanka

This photo was sent to us by a consultant who is evaluating our work in Sri Lanka that is helping to alleviate long-term hunger and poverty. She says, “Following our jarring interviews about poverty and the lure of work through agents yesterday, this scene has tremendous meaning for me — and more for the women [...]Read More...

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Leveraging Piece by Piece

Here at LWR, there’s a term we don’t use much in our communications, but it’s pretty important: leverage. To us, leverage means using the resources we have to get even more resources to fulfill our mission. So it was with a smile that I read of the Piecemakers at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norwood, MA, who [...]Read More...

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Meal Time Prayer

God of Promise, Your Word is as sweet as honey, and your promise fills us with life. As we gather around the table to eat and drink, we remember all those who go without the nutrition needed to sustain them. Bless the farmers who work in the fields, helping them produce what is needed for [...]Read More...

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Could Chocolate Get Any Better?

Apparently yes! And LWR is helping make that possible with our partners in Nicaragua. Last week the country´s first ever international chocolate-tasting competition took place in Managua, Nicaragua. There, seven cooperatives representing hundreds of cocoa producers competed to win the best chocolate award.  Cocoa beans are used to make chocolate, and LWR´s heart is in [...]Read More...

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