About Tearfund

Tearfund is a Christian international aid and development agency working globally to end poverty and injustice, and to restore dignity and hope in some of the world’s poorest communities.

We operate in roughly fifty countries around the world. As well as being present in disaster situations and recovery through our response teams, we speak out on behalf of poor people on the national and international stage by petitioning governments, campaigning for justice and raising the profile of key poverty issues wherever we can.

When it comes to development, we work through local churches and church-based partner organisations to benefit people of all faiths and none. Why? Forty years of experience tell us that people are not just mouths to feed, and that the causes of poverty are complex. When local churches are mobilised and equipped to help their communities, the results are not just survival, but transformation. Churches bring knowledge about local and individual needs, they have continuous presence in a community, and they’re uniquely placed to help bring about the material, emotional and spiritual transformation that can free their communities from poverty. At Tearfund we work to mobilise and equip local churches to bring that transformation to their communities. And when the local church operates as part of the global church, its capacity and influence are a mighty force for change.

We have a vision to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches.

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