The countries of the Sahel region of West Africa are among the poorest and least developed in the world. Cycles of drought and food shortage are driving millions to the brink of famine.
We help families become more resilient even in the most challenging conditions.
Lutheran World Relief helps farming families in West Africa increase the quality and yield of their crops and livestock, access sources of credit, and sell their produce in bigger and more profitable markets. We also introduce lucrative crops such as onions, wheat and sesame. And across the region, we help families better equip themselves to cope with severe drought through water and soil conservation.