Emily Owen

Emily is Tearfund’s Junior Copywriter. She loves reading and writing stories about people who are changing the world, so writing for Tearfund is a great fit.

Before realising that copywriting was the best job in the world, she worked as a youth worker, a receptionist, and a lifeguard. Her dream is to travel the world and write about the good she sees God doing along the way. In the mean time, she's most likely planning a trip to the sea, lost on a long walk somewhere or eating peanut butter.

  • Don't let anything hold you back

    By Emily Owen, following a chat with some of Tearfund’s amazing over-65s volunteers. What struck me most about Julie is what a deep thinker she is. When visiting an orphanage on a two-week trip to…

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Tanzania

    Tanzania has vast natural resources, trades across Africa and sends peacekeepers to UN missions. And yet, 32 per cent of the population – more than 17 million people – live in extreme poverty...

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Sierra Leone

    Between 2014 and 2015 the Ebola epidemic ravaged Sierra Leone. More than 11,300 people died, the country’s finances plummeted and the people of Sierra Leone were faced with a long, slow struggle to recovery...

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  • Switching on the world and turning up the potential

    Flick a switch, and your kitchen is flooded with light. At the press of a button your living room fills with music. You only need to turn a dial and your house begins to warm up. So many of us only think about energy when it doesn’t work, or when we are faced with a larger bill than usual. Yet energy can do way more than light up our homes and keep us warm.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Nigeria

    Despite its immense resources Nigeria suffers from widespread poverty. Years of debilitating military rule have left its people vulnerable to corruption, economic instability and human rights violations. More than 7 million people in the north east of Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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