Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Unverified non-profit organisation

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is an international nonprofit organization specializing in International Development and Disaster Relief. LWR responds to emergencies worldwide, seeks lasting solutions to rural poverty, and works for peace and justice for all. It works with small-scale farmers to increase their food security and their participation in the agricultural value chain: helping them access credit, learn about improved agricultural inputs and techniques, increase their yields, access markets and, ultimately, improve their incomes. LWR is also increasingly incorporating mitigation activities like reforestation and alternative energy technologies into its climate work. LWR promotes sustainable development by helping communities increase the quality of life, engage in Fair Trade, and be better equipped to handle emergencies. The organization focuses on educating people about malaria and other diseases of poverty as well as on improving their economic situation so that they are able to access health care services.LWR also works to ensure that people know the rights they have as citizens and are able to take an active role in their local government.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

1 million - 100 million

About this organisation

Partnership types

Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Community development; Disasters all (6)

Goods categories

Apparel & fashion; Medical & scientific; Personal care products & luggage