'Before, you knew us for our droughts, our poverty. But now the poor are transforming this country, and poverty shall no longer be our name.'
Meseret Kumsa, a Tearfund self-help group member, Ethiopia

 

Where we're working

How We Work

Spiritual Passion

We’re Christians committed to following Jesus where the need is greatest. God has called us to serve those living in poverty, regardless of race, gender, nationality or religious belief.

We know the gospel has the power to transform lives and heal communities, we see this truth in our work every day. God isn’t giving up on the poor, neither are we.

Professional Excellence

We know that our work is too important not to do it well. We’re committed to professionalism and are recognised for our expertise in relief, development and advocacy.

We’re signatories to the Red Cross Code of Conduct and are certified against the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership Standard. That way, we’re always accountable for the work we do.

Our progress

More than 75,000 churches have been envisioned, helping them address poverty and injustice in their communities.

More than 17 million people have been helped through community development projects.

More than 7.6 million people have been helped to recover from and prepare for disasters.

More than 175 unjust policies and practices have been changed to deliver justice for poor communities.

For every pound Tearfund receives...

90p

90p

90p goes to paying for: emergency response, development and humanitarian work and campaigning and advocacy

9p

9p

Approximately 9p is spent raising funds

1p

1p

Less than 1p is spent on governance and administration, making sure your money is spent as it should be