Stories

  • In all things, give thanks

    Yolande lives in Bangui, the capital and largest city of the Central African Republic (CAR). Life has not been easy for Yolande. At 43…

  • Pictures of multicoloured thread

    A Stitch in Time

    Joel Lines came on a Tearfund Go placement to lend a hand at a school in a remote South African village. His team noticed something was holding the girls back from their learning though. It was a simple problem and together they worked out a simple solution.

  • Mushrooms, monks and the miracle tree

    A barber and mushroom farmer from Cambodia loses hope when he’s let down by a spiritual healer, but is saved when he gets introduced to an extraordinary tree. Sounds like fiction, but it's reality for Devi and his wife Sikha.

  • Sunrise painting by Elizabeth Hill

    Inspired to go

    Here are three people who went on a Tearfund volunteering placement and came back inspired to do bold and exciting new things.

  • In the Father's arms

    Omar’s daughter couldn’t walk, and no one knew why. When the time came for them to flee war-torn Syria, he had to carry her to safety – more than 300 miles away. Tens of thousands of refugees continue to pour out of Syria and sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the countries hosting refugees lack the infrastructure and finance to look after them, so many families fall through the cracks. That’s what happened to Omar* and his family.

  • Photo of crop by Amanda Taylor

    From volunteer to visionary

    When Tumisho Mashego decided to volunteer for 12 weeks, he wasn't expecting to come face-to-face with one of the biggest problems in his…

  • Rescued and restored

    On World Aids Day we remember the 36.7 million people in our world living with HIV. Each one of these precious people have their own story and Tearfund is working with local churches, enabling them to support and encourage those affected.