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Lutheran World Relief

700 Light St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

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(800) 597-5972

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Sustainable Development. Lasting Promise.
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Mission

Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice, and human suffering.

Description

Attacking the Roots of Poverty, Nurturing the Seeds of Self-Reliance

The way we work is the most efficient, effective path that we have found to affect positive and enduring change. By building on the resources that exist in a community, our projects create sustainable development.

We attack poverty at its roots — where problems such as poor health, hunger, lack of skills or opportunity and environmental issues are all woven together — to break down the barriers that trap people in cycles of poverty and make them especially vulnerable to crises.

At the same time, we build up the community’s core assets — resources such as labor and skills, health and a healthy environment — that allow people to pursue productive lives.

Our goal is always to identify local solutions to poverty that can be replicated and scaled up to reach an ever increasing number of people.

Awards

"A" Rating by the American Institute of Philanthropy
Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity

Founded

1945

Products

Fair Trade Coffee: http://www.lwr.org/coffee
Fair Trade Chocolate: http://www.lwr.org/chocolate
Eco-Palms: http://www.lwr.org/ecopalms
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