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  • 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 years old, she…

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  • Photo of Geena by Hazel Thompson

    Light in deep darkness

    When armed groups attacked her village in March 2016, Geena, a widowed mother of six, fled with her family into the surrounding bush. They cut down bamboo leaves for bedding and ate forest leaves and roots they dug up by hand.

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  • Special measures

    How a village in Peru pulled together and lifted their local school out of ‘special measures’ and into excellence. Yanelli is eight years old and lives in the village of Aylambo in Peru. She is smart, eager to learn and has big dreams. ‘I want to study a lot; when I grow up, I want to be a nurse... I will heal all the children in my community,’ she says.

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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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  • 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 children in Nepal

    Speaking out against exploitation

    The 2015 earthquake in Nepal left more than just rubble and debris in its wake. Those who had lost their homes were also left open to trafficking and abuse – especially children. However, using the power of education, a Tearfund partner is helping to protect the most vulnerable.

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  • Teacher with children

    Hear my prayer

    For decades schools in Afghanistan stood empty. Then, at the turn of the millennium, the Taliban rule collapsed. Aid poured into the country and schools reopened. But for Kalan, aged 16, from Kabul, and thousands like him, nothing changed. ‘I was born deaf,’ he says, ‘so I couldn’t go to school.’

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  • The church beats hunger

    There is a thief on the loose in Malawi – rampaging through villages stealing purpose, dignity and dreams. The thief is hunger. But the church is on the move against it.

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