Eight travelers visited our partner in Guatemala in June 2024!

LPGM's Transformational Travel trips provide a unique opportunity to meet your global neighbors and to learn about the incredible work they're doing. 

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LPGM is an independent pan-Lutheran 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since 1995, we have walked alongside global partners, bringing hope to people at the margins.

4-Star Charity

Meets Standards of the Charities Review Council

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

GreatNonprofits 2022 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Our Vision

LPGM envisions a world where relationships transform boundaries and where all people have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

Our Mission

LPGM provides 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.

Who We Are

Why Education?

Education is the best way for students to break cycles of poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, child marriage, child labor, and abuse. 

LPGM provides access to quality education for people at the margins—especially women and girls.

What We Do

If a mother can read, her child is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5
(Education Commission Report)
Childbirth is #1 cause of death for girls around the world aged 15-19
(World Health Organization)
Child marriage decreases 3-fold for girls who attend secondary school
(World Bank)
For every $1 invested in education, $10 is generated in earning & health benefits.
(Education Commission Report)

Sponsor a Student

When you sponsor a student, you provide them with a step up and hope for a better future.

$40/month provides a student with:


Healthy, culturally appropriate food & Clean Water


Health Care, First Aid, Medicine & Psychosocial Support


Tutoring, Special Coaching, Sports, Spiritual Retreates & Activities


Support Staff
Caretakers, Cooks, Maintenance, Administration, and Security

Students in Need of Sponsors

Pushpavalli C.

I'm a 11-year-old girl.

Nishanthini R.

I'm a 6-year-old girl.

Vishnu V.

I'm a 7-year-old boy.

Learn more about Sponsoring

“As a pastor, traveler, and board member, I have witnessed how gifts are carefully and creatively multiplied for maximum impact!”

The Rev. Mark Holman, Duluth, Minn.

Recent News

Jul 19, 2024

Sponsor Spotlight: Meet Sandra!

Long-time sponsor Sandra Hoverson shares her LPGM story in her own words.

Jul 18, 2024

Spotlight on Sponsored Students!

While boarding home students were home for break this past May, our sponsor relations coordinators (SRCs) visited students in their villages. They collected stories and photos.

Jul 11, 2024

Celebrating Naomi Staruch's Legacy

At the end of June 2024, Naomi Staruch transitioned out of her official role at LPGM. Her retirement luncheon on June 13 brought friends together to honor her commitment and to reflect on her decades-long service to LPGM.

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Upcoming & Recent Events

Aug 29, 2024

Trip to Tanzania - September 2024

LPGM is offering a transformational travel opportunity to Tanzania in September 2024.

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Transformational Travel

“My LPGM trip to India was life changing. I would love for my friends to see how different and special it is there to experience how kind and welcoming the people are. It was an amazing trip!”

—LPGM Traveler

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