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The Lutheran World Federation — Nepal (LWF Nepal)

The Lutheran World Federation
Founded in 1947 in Lund, Sweden, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition. LWF has 140 member churches in 78 countries all over the world, with a total membership of nearly 66.7 million. The Department for World Service (DWS), which has field offices in more than 30 countries, is the internationally recognized humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation that works to give assistance to those in need, irrespective of their race, sex, religion, nationality or political conviction. Its Secretariat is situated in Geneva.

Nepal Program
Established in 1984, LWF Nepal is one of the leading international NGOs in the areas of humanitarian and development works with the poor and oppressed people. It adopts empowerment, human rights-based, integrated and collaborative approach while designing and implementing humanitarian and development programs. LWF Nepal started working in Nepal with relief and rehabilitation operations. Based on the learning and changing needs of the society and the poor and oppressed people, it gradually changed its working approach to community empowerment and human rights-based approach to development.

Vision: People of Nepal living in a democratic and just society in peace and dignity, united in diversity and empowered to achieve their universal human rights.

Mission: Inspired by God’s love for humanity, LWF Nepal challenges and responds to the causes and consequences of human suffering and poverty through empowering and promoting the human rights of the displaced, marginalized and vulnerable within Nepali society to claim and enjoy their rights.

Core Values
Dignity and Justice
Inclusiveness and Participation
Accountability and Transparency
Dedication, Compassion and Decency

Focus Group
Disaster-Affected People: The displaced, and communities vulnerable to natural/human-made disaster, especially, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and host communities (including resettlement of bonded labors), refugees and victims of natural disaster, especially the most vulnerable

Marginalized & Vulnerable People: Marginalized, vulnerable and socio-economically disadvantaged people, especially women, from deprived or discriminated rural communities, especially, tribal and indigenous groups, bonded laborers of various types, Dalits, trafficked persons, people living with disabilities, socio-economically disadvantaged, especially landless and HIV and AIDS-affected people and communities with communicable diseases

Thematic Areas
i. Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Preparedness
ii.Sustainable Livelihoods
iii.Community-led Actions for Governance and Justice

Core Commitments:

• Human rights
• Impartiality
• Inclusion and participation
• Accountability
• Gender justice
• Climate justice and environmental sustainability


Vegetable farming helps landless families to change their life style

• Sushmita sees bright future in her small snack shop

Beauty parlor helped me to become Self dependent

My aim is to be a social worker; says Reshav

Chamlagain hopes to serve her community even after resettlemen

LWF Nepal conducts Social Audit

LWF Nepal holds Resource Partners Roundtable

• Nepal hands over boats to flood prone Kailali District


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