Stories

  • Man with barrow of rubbish

    Taking on the trash

    Imagine if there was no 'bin men' to come for your bins. And no municipal dump either. This has always been the case for the Pakistani village of Essa Nagri and it wasn't pretty. They decided enough was enough...

  • Jean

    Boxing clever

    How an 84-year-old grandfather cleared the air in his family home with a simple ‘hygiene fix’.

  • Photo Credit: David Mutua/ Tearfund

    Hope after destruction

    A personal account of witnessing an aid distribution in Mozambique, following Cyclone Idai in March 2019.

  • Malcolm's hands on the keyboard of Wells Cathedral

    Organ donor

    Tearfund supporter marks his 70th birthday by playing 70 different pipe organs in 70 different churches – from Penzance to Norway. And he raises lots of money for Tearfund.

  • Lost and found

    Abyasa thought that he’d lost all his possessions when a tsunami destroyed his home. He’d lost hope of ever finding his crucial documents,…

  • buds on a branch

    The power of simple things

    Life can be complicated sometimes. However, it’s often the simplest things that stand out – that make the deepest impression in our lives.…

  • No-one gets left behind

    Finding out ISIS were approaching their village, Tarfa and her husband, Hamed* felt like they had little choice but to flee. Leaving their…

  • Walking in another's shoes

    By Tearfund’s Lucy Dunne The glorious, warm Zambian sun beats down on the leafy green trees as David Temfwe, director of the Jubilee…