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  • 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.

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  • We won't 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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    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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