For peace, against poverty

In Colombia, Waking the Giant is hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Colombia and funded by the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (FELM).

National Coordinator: Eduardo Martínez

Please contact Ms Leena Luukkonen  with any inquiries.

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Equal rights for women and men

In Liberia, Waking the Giant is hosted by the Liberia Christian Council and funded by Bread for the World.

National Coordinator: Mr St John York


Please contact Ms Leena Luukkonen with any inquiries.

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United States of America
Good health and well-being

In the USA, Waking the Giant is hosted and financed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).

Please contact Ms Leena Luukkonen  with any inquiries.


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Since early 2020, the Confronting poverty in Africa program has been included to the Waking the Giant initiative.  The Confronting poverty in Africa is concentrating on SDG 1 - No poverty and it is implemented in various African countries. 
Learn more from the program from the following links: 

A Framework for Overcoming Poverty and Economic Injustice in Africa

Giving girls a second chance

Inclusive Community Resilience and Confronting Poverty in Africa Workshop

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