Why Leave a Legacy to Tearfund

Our vision... is to see all people freed from poverty, living transformed lives and reaching their God-given potential.

Our mission... is that we follow Jesus where the need is greatest, responding to crises and partnering with local churches to bring hope and restoration to those living in poverty.

We are closer than ever to ending extreme poverty and your legacy gift could make all the difference. We won’t stop until poverty stops.


Your legacy gift could be the life-changing help for a family, like Faris’, which has been devastated by war.

Faris, his wife and their eight children had to flee to safety when the so-called Islamic State stormed their town. With little more than the clothes on their backs, the family found safety in the town of Kirkuk, but with no belongings, no money or job, life was a tremendous struggle.

But, through Tearfund’s long-term commitment to working in Iraq, Faris and his family have been supported through cash distributions to help them meet their immediate needs.

Faris says, ‘Tearfund’s existence was a solution for us; if you weren’t there, we wouldn’t know what to do. Thank you.’ And, in spite of the challenges, Faris remains hopeful, ‘I hope the future is good; all my wishes are my kids finishing school.

Families in Iraq
Families who fled their homes in Iraq after ISIS attacks have been supported with an emergency cash grant from Tearfund.

We are called to follow Jesus where the need is greatest – and sometimes that is to the most troubled and toughest places on earth.

For Faris and his family, and many others who continue to be affected by conflict and war, legacy gifts could be the life-changing help they need to find a brand new, hope-filled future.

Find out more about enabling work like this to continue through a gift in your will, please request our free legacy information pack.


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