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Who We Are

Lutheran World Relief is a non-profit organization that works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering.

Create sustainable economies across the globe with KindSight.

Ending poverty starts with people just like you. Through KindSight, you can help people work their way out of poverty and build a better future.

KindSight allows you to see of the direct impact your contributions have through regular project updates and a personalized profile that shows you your impact in one place. You earn rewards for different contributions, and each Collection (project) is measured for its impact and transparency.

Pre-Funding: How does KindSight work?

We never want to be in a position to abandon a community because a project does not get fully funded. That's why all KindSight projects are pre-funded by Lutheran World Relief using the organization's existing resources.

We distribute that funding in a careful and sustainable way throughout the life of the project. As donations to particular aspects of a KindSight project are received, they reimburse LWR and help them prepare for the next project.

LWR selects local partners—often either small community-based organizations, or international non-governmental organizations—who have the knowledge and expertise of their communities. LWR focuses on underserved rural communities, with a particular emphasis on improving livelihoods for small-scale farmers and on ensuring sustainability by strengthening our partners' capacities.

Local partners implement the KindSight project from beginning to end, with financial, technical and monitoring support from LWR. During the project, LWR collects stories, photos video and other details to share through KindSight. All donations to KindSight reimburse LWR so they can continue funding life-saving projects for people around the world. The various tools, training, supplies and construction that are listed in a KindSight project are accurately priced to reflect the cost of:

Purchasing and acquiring the unit

Providing expert staff to help implement that unit

Any additional costs associated with that unit or the project

Each KindSight project you support changes the lives of individuals who live in poverty. How do we know that? Each new project is built upon the success of previous projects. We continuously monitor and learn from the methods of training, and the supplies provided to lift people out of poverty.

How do my contributions fight poverty?

Your KindSight contributions support the work of Lutheran World Relief (LWR), which works to improve the lives of people experiencing poverty overseas. Your KindSight donations help families grow food, earn income and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency.

Your KindSight contributions are directed to agricultural efforts because small-holder farmers produce four-fifths of the food in developing countries, yet many are living in poverty.

LWR works with local partners in rural communities to determine what needs to be done to overcome poverty. Together, we carry out long-lasting, sustainable projects to overcome those challenges.

Your contributions are investments in the future of those rural communities. LWR works to achieve lasting results, so that the people we work with continue to benefit from our work long after a project is finished.

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Where does my KindSight donation go?

Your contributions to KindSight directly support the work of local partners who work directly with people living in poverty to end poverty, injustice and human suffering around the world.

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Since 1945, LWR has been working to help communities around the world grow food, earn income, prepare for and recover from disasters and more.

LWR is recognized as a four-star organization by Charity Navigator, is an accredited charity of the Better Business Bureau and received an "A" rating by Charity Watch.

Although LWR is a religiously-affiliated organization, it is a signatory to the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Code of Conduct, which states that "Aid will not be used to further a particular political or religious viewpoint." LWR views its work as an expression of faith in action, acting as Christ's hands in the world by serving people in need without regard for religious affiliation.

Your KindSight contributions support sustainable development programs that strive to work in ways that build on the strengths of local people and organizations – a strategy that benefits communities both now and long into the future. Your KindSight contributions aren't just a donation, they are an investment in the futures of people around the world working to overcome poverty.

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