Stories

  • Moussa Ouedraogo is a farmer in the village of Bidi-Mossi.

    Fifty years, fifty countries: Burkina Faso

    To mark 50 years of Tearfund, we’re sharing about 50 countries where we’ve worked, celebrating God’s provision and power to transform, and praying for each of these nations. This week we’re in Burkina Faso.

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    Seven reasons why you should consider fasting this Lent

    Maybe you’re already in the habit of fasting. But across much of Western Christianity, fasting in the spiritual sense seems to have fallen out of fashion. We might make a simple sacrifice for Lent – giving up chocolate, for example – but are we really conscious of the full power and meaning of fasting?

  • lantern with heart shaped window. (Photo by Cathal Mac an Bheatha on Unsplash)

    Tripping and falling

    When Elisa went to Brazil on a three-month volunteering trip with Tearfund Go, she managed to fall in love twice…

  • Show the Love

    Learn all about #ShowTheLove – an annual celebration of all we love that is affected by climate change.

  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Brazil

    Brazil is the largest country in South America, with 196 million people, and is one of the world’s largest economies. Yet it exhibits extremes of wealth and poverty that make it one of the most unequal countries in the world.

  • The restoring love of God

    Lent is just around the corner, and at Tearfund we’ve been reflecting on the theme of restoration – how God takes the ashes of our brokenness and forges a crown of beauty. There are few places in the world where brokenness is more apparent than in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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    The warm winds of healing

    Millions of women across the world have undergone Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C). The practice scars the women in ways that…

  • Gardeners' questions: Myanmar edition

    With the refugee crisis dominating Western media, there aren't many good news stories coming from Myanmar. Yet, in the communities that…