A gift for your neighbour
This Christmas, you can help your neighbours around the world to be prepared for when disaster strikes.
Last year, 5.5 million people’s lives were devastated by flooding, including Juliet who lives on the exposed southern coast of Bangladesh.
Since her husband had a stroke, Juliet has been the family’s sole breadwinner. She makes her living by working in the community and her paddy field, which is regularly flooded.
‘Disaster is always with us,’ Juliet told us. ‘We are living with it and trying to manage our livelihoods. Disaster is making us financially poor.’
But now, Tearfund’s local church partner is providing Juliet and her community with the skills that they need to adapt to the climate crisis and prepare for future disasters.
Thanks to the generosity of supporters like you, Juliet receives training at her church to prepare for extreme weather: ‘They are training us in what to do before, during and after disaster... and how we can have alternative income sources by homestead gardening and chicken, duck and livestock rearing... This is how we are overcoming our struggles.’