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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: International, International Development

Mission: Vision: LPGM envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries and where all people have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. Mission: LPGM improves access to quality education for people at the margins, especially women and girls. We work together with global partners to listen, respond and bear witness to local needs and priorities.

Programs: India: we partner with Lutheran churches in India. We provide support of students through an individual sponsorship program in an one-on-one match of student to sponsor. We provide funding and encouragement to nearly 100 small church owned schools through library and English+ programs. We have partnered to build dormitories and maintain boarding home structures, to build and expand a community college, and to enlarge an empowerment center for women and children.

LPGM is partnering with Mwangaza Partnership for Education to improve the safety, well-being and self-sufficiency of adolescent girls in Tanzania who are in imminent danger of early marriage or domestic abuse. The Safe House-Safe Schools program provides a safe place for girls to live, tutoring, secondary and post-secondary schooling, and technical training. It also provides secondary school- and community-based programs that address the root causes of violence against women and girls.

For most young women in the rural villages of Alta Verapaz, in the central highlands of Guatemala, education beyond 6th grade is out of reach. Facing limited resources, many parents send only their sons away to school. LPGM helps to fund a scholarship venture for girls who then have access to the same opportunities as the boys, but also feel empowered in earning their own tuition, and the Leadership Training workshop also builds their self-esteem and confidence.

LPGM started from a partnership with the Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic. The church body has identified programs and projects that will improve the physical and spiritual lives of their constituents and the larger community.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Tricia H.3

Donor

Rating: 5

LPGM is a small organization doing big things! Their emphasis on educating girls is not only important but is research-based and proven to change communities. I am happy to support the programs of LPGM because I know that they have direct impact on communities in the areas that are most needed. I completely trust the work that is done to be ethical and valued by the communities. I cannot think of anything more important than educating young people, particularly girls, in communities around the world!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Not only does LPGM accomplish remarkable work of providing access to quality education for girls and women in several abjectly poor countries around the world, but it is also as financially transparent an organization as I know. I am very proud to both financially support LPGM and serve on its board assisting LPGM in accomplishing its global work of getting women and girls access to education.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry was founded by good friends of ours 25 years ago. This organization provides access to quality education for people at the margins, especially women and girls. They work together with global partners to listen, respond and bear witness to local needs and priorities. LPGM focuses on four main ways to help those in need: Partnerships, Education, Empowerment, and Travel. I am happy to write this review for a wonderful, caring and life changing organization!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently worked with LPGM on planning our trip to Guatemala at the end of January this year. I have worked with a variety of organizations on trips before, but I had not had an experience like I did with LPGM. It truly was a partnership, where we built our trip together based on our shared values of global partnership, justice and boundary crossing. It continues to be an honor to work with them on how to learn from local leaders around world on how leaders are healing their communities. Then bringing that knowledge back home to apply what we learn to be co-creators in healing and justice in our own communities.

Verne W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved with LPGM since 2008 when my wife and I took a trip to India to meet students we were sponsoring through LPGM. It was a life changing experience to meet these students first hand and follow up with them through out their years at school.

I took another trip there in 2018 to visit with 3 of our current students. One will be graduating from nursing college after 7 years of being her sponsor.

I find LPGM a great way to give back and help others.

Juliet C.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry is supporting amazing work in Tanzania through the Safe Initiative that supports a local organization called Mwangaza. Through Mwangaza, local leaders are providing immediate assistance to at-risk girls in danger of early forced marriage or genital cutting. They are also training teachers on the safety issues many students face, child protection measures, and student counseling techniques. In addition, community-based training with mothers and daughters foster discussions about health, well-being, and the problems that most affect women and girls.

Donor

Rating: 5

Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry is keeping girls safe in Tanzania by providing opportunities for whole communities to talk about safety—what it means and how we all find it.

Arul K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was one of the sponsored student of the LPGM .Which is one of the most incredible organisation I can say.Mrs .Sandra Anderson who was my sponsor parent.They gave me a great confidence and motivation which makes my career more enjoyable and happy in hospitality around the world and so far I worked and working in different countries.I would like to thank each one of the member in LPGM

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am proof that travel can be transformational! With LPGM we get to meet local people and experience a bit of their culture. But, what I have come away with is a new understanding of hospitality and generosity. Go out on a limb and take your faith global by traveling with LPGM.

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LPGM 10/17/2018

Excellent! This is exactly what we hope will happen on LPGM organized trips. More information about travel can be found here: https://lutheranpartners.org/transformational-travel/

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Donor

Rating: 5

LPGM is essential in providing access to quality education. I have been giving to LPGM for about a year and will continue to do so as I have received great communication from my sponsored student and I know the organization has the needs of the students in mind in all that they do.

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LPGM 10/17/2018

Thanks for your review. We are so glad you have made a connection with your sponsored student. More information about student sponsorship can be found here: https://lutheranpartners.org/our-impact/india/sponsor-a-student/