Through ALWS, you help people here in Australia and in some of the poorest countries around the world. Click on the links below to find out more about the ways you help change lives.

Australia

Australia

Through ALWS, you help provide support to our new neighbours. Like Ojwanga Abalo, who arrived in Australia three years ago from Sudan, via Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya...

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Burundi

Burundi

Conflict in Burundi between Tutsi and Hutu killed 300,000 people, and forced families from their homes as refugees. Our Lutheran program is helping heal war’s wounds...

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Cambodia

Cambodia

In Cambodia, only one in 4 people has access to improved sanitation. Deadly diarrhoea is a real threat. That’s why Lutheran Long Drop Loos are so important to families like Mrs Chean Lin’s...

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Indonesia

Indonesia

ALWS has programs in selected areas of North Sumatra, Nias Island & Mentawai Islands. Building disaster preparedness and response capacity; Helping communities & Assisting churches and local organisations support community-based development.

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Kenya

Kenya

The UN’s Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya is home to more than 120,000 refugees from across east Africa. A Lutheran team manages the camp, and welcomes to safety refugees like Modesta Sabiman from Burundi ...

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Mozambique

Mozambique

The terrible civil war in Mozambique ended less than a generation ago, at the end of 1992. Just three years later, Patricia Mabande and Luis received a loan of $3 from the Lutheran team. Luis shares what happened next...

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Nepal

Nepal

In Nepal, many families are so poor they have to borrow money from ‘landlords’ to survive. Interest rates are so high, the loan can never be repaid. People are labourers bonded to the landlord, until like Shabhapati Chaudhary they are set free...

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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Generously supported by the Australian Government through DFAT, our Church partnership Program in PNG strengthens the Lutheran Church capacity to improve the livelihoods of local people. Like Nakusa Andrew, aged 34 years.

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South Sudan

South Sudan

Susan and Angelina are the only survivors of a family of six from the war in South Sudan. As families return to newly ‘peaceful’ areas, they must battle drought and the destruction left by war. Susan shares her tragedy...

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