Stories about: Livelihoods

<Back to previous page
  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Philippines

    The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country made up of more than 7,000 islands in the Western Pacific. Because of its location in the Pacific Ring of Fire and being close to the equator, it’s prone to earthquakes, volcanoes and typhoons.

    Read More
  • Fifty years, Fifty countries: Nepal

    Nepal is one of the poorest countries in Asia. With a lack of essential electricity and water, high levels of unemployment and widespread corruption, a quarter of the population live in extreme poverty – surviving on the equivalent of less than £1.45 a day.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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…

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More