Media Relations Manager
Lutheran World Relief
Dec 19, 2019
For smallholder cocoa farmers in Central America, geographic isolation makes it difficult to learn how to grow quality cocoa. Now, with Cacao Movil (Mobile Cocoa), a open-source mobile app designed by Lutheran World Relief, cocoa farmers have the technical expertise they need right at their...
Oct 28, 2019
Lutheran World Relief is partnering with The Starbucks Foundation in supporting women-led community health and hygiene programs in rural coffee-producing communities in Indonesia and Colombia. The initiatives in Indonesia’s North Sumatra region and in Tolima, Colombia will directly reach more than...
Jun 11, 2019
This story was written by Patrick Bell, Deputy Regional Director for Quality and Growth, Latin America and the Caribbean for Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health. Honduras is the world’s fifth largest producer of coffee in volume. Despite their claim on the global market, many Honduran...
May 06, 2019
Lutheran World Relief is helping make NASA’s satellite imagery more meaningful. No, we haven’t become aerospace experts. It’s our work here on Earth that is making the difference.
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.