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  • We wont stop until poverty stops

    An introduction to Tearfund’s 50th year by Nigel Harris, Tearfund Chief Executive Persistence is in Tearfund's DNA, because our father God is…

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  • TOILETS FOR LIFE

    There are 2.3 billion people around the world living without a toilet. As well as taking away your dignity, privacy and safety; not having a toilet can be deadly – diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation kills 315,000 children every year.

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  • Harvesting happiness

    Katerina and her husband, Stanley, could barely harvest enough to feed their family from day to day. Now they have plenty to eat and are even able to share their surplus with older, more vulnerable members of the community.

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  • Too exhausted to beg

    Ume is a Rohingya refugee. Like more than half a million others, she was forced to flee her home in Myanmar. Having survived the awful trauma of losing most of her family, she made it across the border into Bangladesh. Now, she’s desperately trying to find her way to a refugee camp.

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  • Woman stands in a field of maize

    A-maize-ing Grace

    Grace Kamau lives in the shadow of the Kiambere Dam, which supplies electricity to the Kenyan National Grid. This dam is symbolic of the country’s ambition, modernity and development. But there’s another side to Kenya.

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  • Children's hands writing

    Back to school

    Sadiki is a young woman who, like many others born into poverty in Egypt, did not receive an education. But after joining classes provided by a Tearfund partner, a whole new world was opened up to her. It was just in time, too: with her new skills, Sadiki was able to save her husband’s business from disaster.

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  • Woman in Haiti standing in crops

    Hope for a harvest in Haiti

    Hurricanes are part of life in the Caribbean but as we watch Irma move destructively through the region we might feel powerless. However, we can be inspired to hope by the stories of recovery and restoration experienced by victims of last year’s Hurricane Matthew.

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  • Close up of hand sewing using sewing machine

    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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  • Group of people in the Philippines

    Restoring living hope

    When a natural disaster strikes it is not only the loss of life and property that are tragic but the loss of hope. As the weeks pass the overwhelming immediate needs for food and shelter give way to the need to rebuild – futures as well as homes.

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