Media Relations Manager
Lutheran World Relief
Mar 25, 2019
This post was written by Gary Fields, Senior Manager for Content, Lutheran World Relief. Prossy Namutebi is a young woman entrepreneur who runs a farm supply store in the village of Butenga, in southwestern Uganda. On this day, in her role as an agricultural extension agent, she is crouching with...
Dec 12, 2018
The war in Syria forced Mouhamad El Sheli and his family to flee their bombed-out home in Homs into life as refugees in neighboring Lebanon. “We moved here with no job …meaning we didn’t have anything,” says the 28-year-old father of three young children. “I worked any job, olive picking,...
Nov 19, 2018
In years past, when drought came to Piaga, Burkina Faso, Diadagdou Haro’s crops failed and he and his wife, Libabodimo Ouoba begged fellow villagers for food to feed their family of five. The meal wasn’t nutritious, but it filled empty stomachs. When you’re asking for help you can’t be picky,...
Jul 11, 2018
Williams Saravia’s dream to help build his native El Salvador was dashed when he couldn’t afford to complete his architecture degree. He instead took a job as a farm laborer to support himself, and later his wife and two children. Working from sunup until sundown, Williams, 30, labored mornings on...
Apr 11, 2018
This post was written by Gary Fields for Lutheran World Relief. Drissa Banihou, a farmer in Tchériba, Burkina Faso, thought the land his family had worked on for a quarter century was dead. Nearly half of the 10 acres he had farmed since childhood had borne no crops for the past five years because...
Jan 09, 2018
Learn how an outreach promoter program for coffee-producing families offers youth an opportunity to earn a living while maintaining roots in their community.
Nov 22, 2017
The LWR Regional Cocoa Flavor Map will help cocoa producers to better connect with buyers of fine and specialty cocoa, who can quickly identify the sources for the cocoa flavors, profiles and characteristics they are seeking.