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.
Tearfund operate in more than 50 countries around the world. As well as being present in disaster situations and recovery through response teams, they 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 possible.
When it comes to development, Tearfund work through local churches and church-based partner organisations. Their forty years of experience teaches that people are not just mouths to feed and the causes of poverty are complex. When local churches are mobilised and equipped to help their commuities, 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 spiritiual transformation that can free their communities from poverty.
Tearfund’s vision is to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches