In Burkina Faso, the ELCA engages in ministry ecumenically. Lutheran churches have a long tradition of working together in mission. This ecumenical collaboration means:
- less duplication of effort and costs
- more access to operational, on-the-ground expertise
- access to places where there are few or no Lutherans
- stronger, more effective ministry.
In Burkina Faso, the ELCA works with Lutheran World Relief (LWR). A ministry of the ELCA, LWR is a U.S.-based agency that works with community-based partners in 50 countries. ELCA World Hunger
funds help LWR work in Burkina Faso to create sustainable rural livelihoods by supporting the work that focuses on:
- Providing community education about HIV/AIDS, including information on the disease and high-risk behaviors, knowledge and skills to provide care, support and advocacy for the infected and affected;
- Improving health by creating new wells with safe drinking water and by promoting better nutrition;
- Introducing sustainable agricultural practices that increase availability of and access to food, thereby increasing nutrition and health;
- Providing skills training for micro-enterprise endeavors in poultry farming, water management and shea butter processing, and making micro-credit funds available, in particular, to people living with HIV/AIDS.
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