• Where we work

    West Africa

In West Africa, Lutheran World Relief helps families become more resilient even in the most challenging conditions.

The countries of the Sahel region of West Africa are among the poorest and least developed in the world. Cycles of drought and food shortage have driven millions to the brink of famine.

Lutheran World Relief helps farming families in West Africa increase the quality and yield of their crops and livestock, access sources of credit, and sell their produce in bigger and more profitable markets. We also introduce lucrative crops such as onions, wheat and sesame. And across the region, we help families become better equipped to cope with severe drought through water and soil conservation.

Learn more about our work in Burkina Faso, MaliNiger, and Nigeria.