• LWR International Projects

Lutheran World Relief works around the world, carrying out long-term development projects and humanitarian assistance with dozens of partners to help break the cycle of poverty. Here is a list of several of our active efforts. 

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Syria

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Transboundary Flood Resilience
India

Through the Transboundary Flood Resilience (TBR) project, Lutheran World Relief is assisting communities located along the India-Nepal border to better prepare for and strengthen their resilience to the devastating effects of annual flooding. We aim to create and improve upon the following in…

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Transboundary Flood Resilience
Nepal

Through the Transboundary Flood Resilience (TBR) project, Lutheran World Relief is assisting communities located along the India-Nepal border to better prepare for and strengthen their resilience to the devastating effects of annual flooding. We aim to create and improve upon the following in…

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Sesame Marketing and Exports
Burkina Faso

In the Sesame Marketing and Exports (SesaME) project, Lutheran World Relief engages multiple stakeholders in the Burkinabe sesame supply chain to improve the quality of sesame to meet high export standards, strengthen marketing efforts, and ultimately improve farmers' and cooperatives' access to…

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12/12: An Alliance for Year-Round Resilience in Tahoua and Maradi
Niger

The 12/12 Alliance promotes market-driven investments in agricultural diversification, productivity, and connectivity to strengthen the resilience of rural communities in Tahoua and Maradi, Niger while simultaneously helping the private sector meet their business objectives in the area. In…

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Community-Led Food Crisis Recovery in the Sahel (CORE)
Niger

CORE’s resilience-based approach aims to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable agropastoralist communities in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to influence, respond and adapt to changes in their environment, as well as prepare for and recover more effectively from shocks and stressors. The project…

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Community-Led Food Crisis Recovery in the Sahel (CORE)
Burkina Faso

CORE’s resilience-based approach aims to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable agropastoralist communities in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to influence, respond and adapt to changes in their environment, as well as prepare for and recover more effectively from shocks and stressors. The project…

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Community-Led Food Crisis Recovery in the Sahel (CORE)
Mali

CORE’s resilience-based approach aims to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable agropastoralist communities in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to influence, respond and adapt to changes in their environment, as well as prepare for and recover more effectively from shocks and stressors. The project…

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Resilience Support to Sustain Livelihoods of Refugees in Uganda
Uganda

Lutheran World Relief supports South Sudanese and Congolese refugees and host communities in and around Palabek and Kyaka II refugee settlements in Uganda. We help families grow vegetables, such as beans, cowpeas, orange sweet potatoes and okra, for household consumption. Also, given the high…

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Njaa Marufuku (Alleviate Food Insecurity)
Kenya

Lutheran World Relief has been responding to severe drought in the Makindu region of Kenya since the early 2010's. Initially, we focused on increasing access to water through wells, boreholes, and sand dams, as well as utilization of on-farm water harvesting such as zai pits and deep tillage.…

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A Strong Grape Value Chain Contributes to Increased Food Security
Tanzania

Lutheran World Relief works with grape farmers in Tanzania's Dodoma Region to increase grape production, strengthen farmer cooperatives, and improve marketing of grapes. We build the capacity of cooperatives to provide private agricultural extension services to grape farmers and to increase the…

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Improving Coffee and Cocoa Producer Organizations in Bali and NTT 
Indonesia

Lutheran World Relief is working to increase the management and service provision capacity of coffee and cocoa cooperatives in Bali and Flores. We are helping these cooperatives improve their members' coffee and cocoa quality as well as access financial services and markets. 

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Agriculture for Peace
Lebanon

This project aims to provide both Syrian refugees and host communities in Lebanon with a sustainable source of income through training on crop production, quality control, and marketing. It also seeks to ease social tension between Lebanese locals and Syrian refugees through income generating…

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Accelerating Women's Empowerment through Microenterprise (AWESOME)
Philippines

Lutheran World Relief supports women in Northern Cebu in earning income from their local tourism industry through organizing women-led entrepreneurial associations and trainings for job placement in established tourism-related enterprises.

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Cacao Alliance
El Salvador

As a member of the El Salvador Cacao Alliance consortium, Lutheran World Relief is helping to revitalize the cacao value chain in El Salvador by creating partnerships among private companies, government institutions, research organizations, academic institutions and producers’ organizations to…

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Sustainable Coffee Program
Nicaragua

Lutheran World Relief is working within Farmer Brothers' Direct Trade Verified Sustainable supply chain to ensure the continual production of high-quality coffee while improving the socioeconomic conditions of farmers and environmental sustainability.

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Protecting Water Resources in Colombia’s Coffee Producing Regions
Colombia

Through the promotion of better coffee production and WASH practices and technologies, Lutheran World Relief is working in Tolima Department to reduce water pollution and environmental degradation from coffee production and malfunctioning waste disposal systems impacting the San Jorge Sub-watershed…

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