Thriving, not just surviving
As we respond to these urgent crises we are also putting long-term plans in place to help the most vulnerable people build lives free from poverty. People like Nadia*.
Nadia lives in Yemen. She lost everything when her husband was killed by a rocket explosion one day. Nadia had been on the phone to him just hours before she got the news of his tragic death.
Through her grief Nadia began to isolate herself and she stopped eating. She became depressed and found it difficult to look after her children.
Tearfund's local partner encouraged Nadia to participate in one of the support groups they run in the community. Through these groups, people share and process their emotions and begin to heal from their pain. With the six-year conflict showing no sign of stopping, these groups are a lifeline to many.
When Nadia first came to the group, all she did was cry. The group was a safe space for her to process her trauma. Then, through the emotional support of the group, her mood began to change. She has now started to take care of herself and her children. She is now attentive to the children's education and has begun interacting with her neighbours again.