Stories about: Livelihoods

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  • Those who have ears, let them hear

    ‘Is there anyone or any gods who can give me a better life?’ This was the cry of Nang’s heart and the question on her lips. Living in the aftermath…

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  • Global Worming

    Earthworms might not be high on your list of ways to overcome poverty; but for Edwin’s family in Bolivia, the humble worm has proved quite the surprise hero!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Fifty years fifty countries: Cambodia

    Three million people in Cambodia live on less than £1.45 a day. The lack of education, skills and opportunity in rural communities in northwest Cambodia, where Kosal lives, forces many of them to seek work in Thailand.

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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 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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