41-year-old Miriam is a wife and mother of four. She is also a farmer trying to feed her children in a region where it’s terribly difficult to grow crops.
Miriam lives in a place where drought, famine and disease epidemics kill many — and where government can offer little help. Families like hers are in a constant battle against hunger.
Despite endless work in her fields, Miriam simply could not grow enough rice to meet their basic needs. It’s difficult to imagine this kind of hardship when most of us in the U.S. have plenty of food to eat — especially at the holidays.
As you count your blessings this Thanksgiving, please think of the women like Miriam who need your help to be able to grow enough for their family to eat.
Your support can touch Miriam’s life in profound and lasting ways — as well as reach thousands of lives.
Lutheran World Relief chose to help rice producers like Miriam because we knew that a little help could make a drastic difference, improving yields by up to 80%!
Support from faithful friends like you made it possible for 2,000 farmers like Miriam to receive agricultural training, access to improved seeds, irrigation and storage, and help to improve the efforts of local cooperatives.
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