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What we do

We work with local churches and organisations in more than 50 countries to tackle the complex challenges of poverty.

Our approach to tackling poverty

Tearfund is a Christian charity with over 50 years of experience in international development. We believe that poverty is not God’s plan, and an end to extreme poverty is possible.

We work directly, and/or alongside local partners and churches, in underserved communities in more than 50 countries to tackle complex poverty in three main ways:

  • Humanitarian response
    We respond quickly to disasters and conflicts, supporting those in greatest need throughout the recovery process.
  • Community development
    We partner with local churches and organisations, mobilising resources and empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
  • Advocacy and influencing
    We help individuals and churches speak out on issues of poverty and injustice, and we challenge unjust policies and practices at a local, national and global level.
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Find out more

Explore how we focus on each of these key areas by visiting our resource hub, Tearfund Learn.

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