Hunger steals purpose

The church gives potential

Hunger steals purpose

The church gives potential

Sylvia's life of scarcity

Sylvia lives in Malawi. She has just one sack of maize left from her last harvest. She needs it to feed her family until the next harvest arrives.

That’s in six months’ time – it’s not enough food to survive.

Polly's life of possibility

Just an hour away, Polly has nine bags of maize left from her harvest. It’s more than enough to feed her family.

Polly has learned a secret that Sylvia desperately needs to discover.

'It's just a matter of surviving'

Sylvia

Hunger Steals

Changes to the climate have left Sylvia’s plot dry and barren. Her family are constantly hungry.

Hunger is a thief; it ransacks relationships and destroys hope. All Sylvia cares about now is how she and her family can survive.

That’s what life was like for Polly too – but not any more.

The seeds of Polly'spossibility

Three years ago, Polly was brought a precious gift by her local church: the gift of a plentiful harvest.

Tearfund’s church partners in Malawi, AG Care, trained Polly in ‘Foundations for Farming’. The short course showed her some simple techniques to farm her dry, barren plot of land and make it flourish again.

'My children will be educated because Tearfund's partner gave me a gift.’

Two years of abundant harvests have turned Polly’s life around. Now she has surplus food to sell. It means she can buy livestock, set up a small business and plan for the future.

Don't let Sylvia's dreams die

Sylvia can’t dream right now; all she can think of is surviving – her food is running out fast.

Let her thrive like Polly

We would love Sylvia to get the same, life-saving training that Polly received just an hour away. And she’s not the only one that needs it.

Across Malawi thousands of families are living on the edge of starvation. They need to learn this secret to survive… and thrive.

Help us share polly's secret

See how your monthly gift can help change lives

£5 a month over a year could provide 6 FAMILIES with farming training - to grow enough food and secure a stable living

£10 a month over a year could provide 12 FAMILIES with farming training - to grow enough food and secure a stable living

£20 a month over a year could provide 24 FAMILIES with farming training - to grow enough food and secure a stable living

£33 a month over a year could provide A VILLAGE with farming training - to grow enough food and secure a stable living

£66 a month over a year could provide 2 VILLAGES with farming training - to grow enough food and secure a stable living

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