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A woman from Bhajani Municipality, in Kailali district in the far western part of Nepal cooks food at waterlogged premises. Photos: LWF/ P. Maharjan
7 Jun
Responding to disaster and climate change in Nepal
monsoon, disasters, emergency response, Climate Change, floods, WASH, environment
7 Jun
LWF program restores livelihoods and environment
Kali Kamini, known as “grandma” to the village, in front of her new house. Photo: LWF/ U. Pokharel
17 Jan
A safer place to stay
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17 Jan
Building her own home has been a dream for Kali Kamini, known in her Nepali village as ‘Grandma’ – and her dream became reality thanks to The Lutheran World Federation and a local women-led charity.
LWF representatives and Caritas Nepal team after signing the MoU in the Caritas Nepal office. Photo: LWF
28 Nov
LWF and Caritas to collaborate more closely in Nepal
Roman Catholic-Lutheran, Interagency, Caritas Internationalis, Department of World Service, DWS Nepal
28 Nov
“Result of increased recognition of the two organizations’ expertise and capacities”
Tashi Tamang working on a house in Ramche. The training by LWF and Islamic Relief taught him how to construct quake-proof houses in the Himalaya region. Photo: LWF/ R. Sedhai
13 Jan
Ninety masons trained to rebuild in rural Nepal
Eaerthquake recovery, masons, Training, reconstruction, Nepal, Nepal earthquake
13 Jan
LWF and Islamic Relief Worldwide train builders in quake-proof construction
Sanu in her school uniform. The prospect of higher education prompted her to find a way of attending school, even though school is a day's walk from home. Photo: Umesh Pokharel/LWF Nepal
18 Nov
Back to school after the earthquake
Nepal earthquake, Education, LWF Nepal
18 Nov
LWF helps Nepal’s children resume education
Karna BK lives in a modest village in the Dailekh district of Nepal. Photo: LWF Nepal
14 Oct
World Food Day: better technology improves grain mill yield
DWS Nepal
14 Oct
Promoting livelihoods in mid-western Nepal
Nima Chhiyog Lama, 13, a seventh grader in Gatlang prepares food and takes care of her siblings before school. Surviving the earthquake is like being given a second life, she says. Photo: LWF Nepal
10 Oct
International Day of the Girl Child
April 2015 earthquake, Nepal, International Day of the Girl Child
10 Oct
Girls aim higher in earthquake-affected Gatlang
Hukum Sarki dreams of seeing the Haliya, or bonded labor system, totally eradicated. Photo: LWF Nepal
19 Aug
Closer to the goal of eradicating bonded labor
World Humanitarian Day 2016
19 Aug
LWF Nepal staff member dreams of the day all Haliya will be free
An elderly woman in Gatlang village, Rasuwa district, at the border with Tibet, uses untreated timber to rebuild her home. LWF helps people to rebuild their village the traditional way. Photo: ACT/Paul Jeffrey
24 Apr
Rebuilding homes and heritage in Nepal one year on
April 2015 earthquake, DWS Nepal, DWS Nepal emergency response
24 Apr
LWF Nepal helps mountain communities reconstruct traditional houses
Women in Sanogoan are making the bricks that will form the basis of their new village. Photo: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
14 Apr
Rebuilding Sanogoan one brick at a time
DWS Nepal
14 Apr
Women taking the lead on the rebuild of Sanogoan
A woman rests from stacking bricks in Sanogoan, Kathmandu valley. Photo: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey
7 Apr
Strong women re-building Nepal
April 2015 earthquake
7 Apr
“Brave the outside world”
A woman from Sanogoan marks ACT General Secretary John Nduna with the traditional Tikka. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
21 Mar
“We will not abandon you”
ACT Alliance, John Nduna, Nepal earthquake
21 Mar
ACT Alliance General Secretary offers encouragement to Nepal earthquake survivors
Kabita Shrestha’s friend Kanchhi Shrestha carrying an unfired brick. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
27 Jan
Brick by brick, earthquake survivors rebuild their homes
Arpil 2015 earthquake, Nepal, DWS Nepal
27 Jan
Nepal: Reconstruction starts in ACT model villages
Posters, like the one held by counselor Pradeep Subedi, show the psychological impact of earthquakes on children. Photo: LWF/Lucia de Vries
5 Jan
Nepal: Healing unseen wounds
DWS Nepal, 2015 earthquake
5 Jan
Psychosocial support for earthquake survivors
Despite her disability, Balarni Chaudhary can depend on the skills she acquired to support herself and her family. Photo: LWF Nepal
3 Dec
Disability is not inability – one woman’s story
People with Disabilities
3 Dec
LWF Nepal supports networks that empower people living with disabilities
After the earthquake in Nepal, local villager searches for cooking utensils in the debris.  Photo:  LWF/C.Kaestner
4 Nov
Malaysian Lutherans make their single largest donation to overseas aid work
Nepal, Nepal earthquake, DWS Nepal emergency response DWS Nepal
4 Nov
Church offers USD 17,000 to Nepal earthquake survivors
Caption: Saraswati Purkoti in her garden. Photo: LWF/ Lucia de Vries
20 Oct
“Live with more dignity and respect”
Nepal earthquake, earthquake recovery, earthquake relief
20 Oct
LWF support bears fruit six months after the Nepal earthquake
Sita, middle, and neighbours sitting among emergency toilet kits. Photo: Lucia de Vries
7 Oct
Christian and Islamic relief agencies join hands to reach Nepal’s most vulnerable
DWS Nepal emergency response, DWS Nepal, 25 April earthquake
7 Oct
Unique Christian-Muslim partnership “an inspiration”
Kanchi Shrestha, 71, nurses her broken leg in a makeshift shelter. The LWF has helped Shrestha and her extended family and will help them re-build their homes. Photo: LWF Nepal
30 Jul
Monsoon slows reconstruction in Nepal
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30 Jul
LWF provides shelter and psychosocial support
Earthquake destruction in Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner
23 Jul
LWF Nepal and Korean Diakonia join in earthquake response
DWS Nepal, 25 April 2015, earthquake, Korean Diakonia/World Diakonia (KD/WD), Bhaktapur district
23 Jul
Support to households in Bhaktapur
Makeshift houses of plastic sheets and tarpaulins are the only protection against the rain for many people. Photo: LWF/ Lucia de Vries
16 Jul
Nepal: Shelter from the monsoon rain
DWS Nepal, April 25 earthquake, 25 April, monsoon, earthquake relief
16 Jul
“An unfolding disaster”
KC sitting in front of his destroyed house. Photo: Kosh Raj Koirala
8 Jul
LWF Nepal provides aid to families with special needs
DWS Nepal, April 25 earthquake, 2015 earthquake, emergency response, survival
8 Jul
"Toughest days are still ahead"
Dolma, a Tibetan refugee, runs a successful souvenir shop, with support from the LWF. Photo: C. Kastner
18 Jun
Having an identity, having a future
Nepal, refugee, Tibet, World Refugee Day 2015
18 Jun
"Of course I want to go back home. I miss my country."
Dutch foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen visits the relief work of the Lutheran World Federation Nepal in Indrayani village. Photo: LWF Nepal
16 Jun
Dutch minister Ploumen visits LWF Nepal relief work
DWS Nepal, April 25 earthquake
16 Jun
“Deeply impressed with resilience of Nepalese people”
Relief efforts in Nepal. Photo: LWF/DWS Nepal
8 Jun
LWF and Islamic Relief partner in Nepal earthquake response
DWS Nepal emergency response, Nepal, Islamic Relief Worldwide
8 Jun
Christian and Muslim humanitarian organizations provide relief for marginalized groups