On this four week business placement you will work alongside our Tearfund office in Mozambique. Tearfund Mozambique work with local churches and organisations as they empower communities to escape poverty. They focus on many areas including increasing food security and improving access to clean and safe drinking water as well as training young people with skills which help them to secure steady livelihoods and incomes. In the last year they have also brought relief to those affected by the destruction of Cyclone Idai.
With the current unemployment rate in Mozambique at 27 per cent – the majority of those struggling are young people. Tearfund Mozambique are passionate about supporting youth to develop skills which will help them to develop business and life skills. 2020 will see Tearfund Mozambique launch a soap-making production program in Chimoio city, supporting youth to improve their livelihoods whilst engaging with environmental sustainability programs.
What will you be doing?
The volunteers will be linked to local groups of young entrepreneurs and youth to work together to help them to group their business start ups.
We’re looking for people with a passion for Jesus who want to work alongside the Tearfund office and young entrepreneurs. Four weeks in Mozambique will challenge you personally and stretch your faith, as you experience how the local church is at the heart of tackling poverty and injustice. You'll need to be flexible, adaptable, and ready to work as part of a team.
The cost mentioned above includes pre-departure training, insurance, debrief, a medical package, administrative costs and in-country travel, accommodation and food.
For information on additional costs, check out our FAQ section below.
When we first meet you at an interview day or at pre-departure training, we will give you some ideas about fundraising. If you would like more inspiration, check out Tearfund's fundraising webzone and Nia’s blog with eight fundraising tips.
We don’t ask you to pay the whole cost all at once!
When you apply you are required to send in a non-refundable deposit. The deposit covers the administrative costs of processing your application, interviewing and/or assigning you to a team.
After we have confirmed your place and selected you, we will ask you to send in a further deposit. This is for administrative, preparatory, in-country and other costs that have to be paid in advance, and again, this is non-refundable.
You will need to pay the final balance a month before you travel.
All sorts! It totally depends on which country you chose and which partner you volunteer alongside. But we’re normally correct when we say...
Here are some recent examples.
In Cambodia: Tearfund’s partner CHO, works closely with children, providing education. Volunteers have brought their personal education experience to help teach english, run sports and lead bible studies. CHO also has an incredible Social Enterprise called Destiny Cafe where the volunteers get an opportunity to work alongside locals and develop new innovative ways to expand business in the area.
In India: Tearfund’s partners have invited prayer teams to join them for two weeks. Volunteers bring their fresh enthusiasm and commitment to prayer, coming alongside partners and beneficiaries, often resulting in a fresh awakening of God’s power at work.
This totally varies from team to team, but we can guarantee that you will have a mattress under you and a roof over you! You may be sleeping in a church, house, school, or simple guesthouse. Two-week teams tend to live in a guesthouse with running water. Food will usually be a mixture of local food and English food. It's hard to predict what you will encounter so you need to expect the unexpected. Our most common complaint from teams is that they are treated too well!
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