Gideon Heugh

Gideon is a copywriter in the Global Brand and Communications team. When he's not wrestling with the muse / his keyboard, you will often find him traipsing up a mountain or burying his head in a book.

He came to work at Tearfund after stints in the wine industry (which was as fun as it sounds) and the NHS. He's also qualified as a Personal Trainer and a Rugby Union Referee. As well as writing for Tearfund, Gideon likes to dabble in poetry and is currently working on a novel.

  • Defender of widows

    Losing a spouse is heartbreaking under any circumstances. But when you’re living in poverty it becomes a challenge we can scarcely imagine.

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  • Farming God's way

    New laws being introduced to the UK could help shift farming to being more environmentally friendly. But many communities in developing countries are…

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    Fearless

    When tragedy strikes her family, a young girl from Afghanistan has to leave home and take a job doing hard manual labour. When she is finally able to return, her family force her into marriage. These experiences leave her feeling helpless and afraid; yet the opportunity for restoration and redemption is closer than she thinks.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Burundi

    Burundi, in East Africa, is one of the poorest nations in the world. The mostly rural population are almost entirely reliant on agriculture for their income. However, over-exploitation of the land has resulted in soil infertility, leading to widespread food shortages. Climate change and political instability have only made the situation worse, with many families fleeing to neighbouring countries. This is what led to Beni* being abandoned.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Central Asian States

    The Central Asian States are a group of countries stretching from the Caspian Sea in the west to the border of western China in the east. Tearfund began working in the area in the 1990s as a response to the challenges presented by the dissolution of the Soviet Union – the effects of which are still being felt today.

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