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Lutheran World Relief implements the USAID-funded Women’s Global Development Prosperity: Expanding Women’s Labor Force in Lebanon (W-GDP: EWLFL) Project. One of the pioneering women taking part in the project is Nancy Ghannam, a Lebanese entrepreneur and activist who is breaking gender barriers and creating jobs for other women in her community. More information.

Lutheran World Relief and our Corus International family of organizations is committed to addressing crises through a gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) lens, engaging women as change agents and investing in their leadership before, during and after disasters. To elevate women’s voices and leadership in disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming, Lutheran World Relief developed the IDEAL approach: intersectionality, delivery, equity, access and leadership. More information.

The Starbucks Foundation and Lutheran World Relief are building on the success of Kopi Nande project which reached over 26,000 individuals (15,000 women) in five communities across Karo Regency to promote health and hygiene using LWR’s Learning for Gender Integration methodology with the new MECIHO project just launched in the same region. MECIHO will continue to use women-led approaches to improve health, hygiene and living conditions in Karo Regency, reaching 25,000 people across an additional six rural coffee-growing communities. This project is part of The Starbucks Foundation’s new goal to positively impact 1 million women and girls in coffee-, tea-, and cocoa-growing communities by 2030. More information.

Amid one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time, Lutheran World Relief staff and partners conducted an urgent distribution of cash assistance for internally displaced people (IDP) taking refuge at Al-Khora camp in the Ash-Shamayatayn District of the Taiz Governorate. The besieged capital has faced some of the most intense violence more recently, and blockades have resulted in critical shortages of food, water, cooking gas and medicine. More information.

Rick Peyser, Lutheran World Relief’s Senior Director, Private Sector Partnerships, shares about how migration is connected to the impacts of climate change on coffee farmers. More information.

The Starbucks Foundation and Lutheran World Relief are building on the success of Kopi Nande project which reached over 26,000 individuals (15,000 women) in five communities across Karo Regency to promote health and hygiene using LWR’s Learning for Gender Integration methodology with the new MECIHO project just launched in the same region. MECIHO will continue to use women-led approaches to improve health, hygiene and living conditions in Karo Regency, reaching 25,000 people across an additional six rural coffee-growing communities. This project is part of The Starbucks Foundation’s new goal to positively impact 1 million women and girls in coffee-, tea-, and cocoa-growing communities by 2030. More information.

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Ingan Malem Pandia confidently stands with the rubbish collected at the garbage bank she manages with a team of women. They pay about 3 cents for a kilogram of unsorted garbage and about 10 to 14 cents for sorted garbage, depending on the materials. On their first sale to a recycler, they made USD 120.
MK Wirasaputra for LWR