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.
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.
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.
Lutheran World Relief is working with local organizations in Peru to provide crucial services to Venezuelan refugees who have sought refuge and are living in the country during the COVID-19 surge. Throughout the pandemic, Lutheran World Relief has been sending public health messages and other essential information to Venezuelan refugees through the VenInformado digital platform, accessible through Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. The project will expand the VenInformado platform to provide virtual resources for guidance on income-generating activities through links to online resources, including job referral services and vocational training tutorials. A group of up to 205 refugees who are most at risk will be enrolled in an online course on entrepreneurship and vocational training, which will include seed money and mentoring to help Venezuelans learn new skills and start small businesses that will generate sustainable incomes. More Information