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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Nepal: Two Years After the Earthquake, a Place to Call Home

On April 25, 2017, we mark the second anniversary of the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal. Its toll was huge, killing nearly 9,000 people, injuring 20,000 more and destroying more than 600,000 homes. A second earthquake hit on May 12, causing more damage and casualties. Together, the suffering they caused is incalculable. Your support has [...]Read More...

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Preparing for the Next Flood on the India-Nepal Border

What I remember most about the area on the border between India and Nepal was the heat – perhaps not surprising in the middle of summer, right before the onset of the monsoon rains bring a bit of relief from the sizzle of summer in South Asia.  But it was more than just the kind [...]Read More...

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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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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Witness Kabyazi & Hawa Yusuph

This year’s International Women’s Day is March 8th. It is a time to reflect on, answer a calling for, and celebrate everyone’s role in helping forge a better working world for all people. LWR will be introducing you to women whose leadership is helping LWR fight poverty and support men and women farmers. We are [...]Read More...

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Dirt Road in Barmasia, Bihar, India

A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. Precious Lord, Our world is a wilderness of dust and ash. The flames of poverty consume. Deserts engulf forests and grasslands. Drought, famine and food shortages blow through an ever more hopeless world. Yet amid the ashes and dust, we know that you are [...]Read More...

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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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