To bear witness to the liberating Gospel through the commitment to the Indian churches’ to accompany the poor, the marginalized and excluded in their quest for justice, full realization of human rights and life with dignity in harmony with nature irrespective of caste, creed and colour.


Just societies ensuring fullness of life in harmony with creation


We empower the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in partnership with Churches, communities, government and partners to overcome poverty, ensure justice, peace, equality and ecological balance.


The goal is to enhance the quality of life and standard of living of the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in our operational areas.

Core Values

Justice, Transparency, Accountability, Mutuality, Gender Equality (inclusiveness), Dignity & Diversity

About Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT)

History of LWSIT

Lutheran World Service India (LWSI) started working in India from 1974 as a Country Program of Lutheran World Federation/Department of World Service (LWF/DWS) by extending relief support to the refugees of the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971 in collaboration with the Swedish Mission as the Cooch Behar Refugee Service. Lutheran World Service India Trust (LWSIT) got registered, nine years ago, on 4th September 2008, as a national NGO when (LWSI) completed nearly three decades of operations in India.

LWSIT Today:

LWSIT is a Christian, ecumenical organization promoted jointly by the United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India (UELCI) and National Council of Churches in India (NCCI). The primary purpose of LWSIT is to empower disadvantaged communities focusing mainly in the states of Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal while responding to disaster on pan India basis.
LWSIT works not only with excluded communities such as Dalits and Tribe/Adivasis but also with the entire community wherever the organization has its presence. We also work to include those who hold power and are duty-bearers in its area of operations.
We are a member of the prestigious ACT Alliance, CHS Alliance at global level and a part of the regional network in Asia – AZEECON. LWSIT is one of the founding members of SPHERE India and a member of Inter-Agency Groups in several states in India.


A Woman received relief materials during COVID-19 at GEP Bhubaneswar unit

Agricultural support DSSQC Birbhum

Awareness training on Disaster preparedness TFR Project Assam

Farm Pond excavation at Kalahandi STEER Unit

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