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.