Stories

  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Tanzania

    Tanzania has vast natural resources, trades across Africa and sends peacekeepers to UN missions. And yet, 32 per cent of the population – more than 17 million people – live in extreme poverty...

  • The elephant and the mosquito

    I’d never heard a positive word about them before, but last weekend I joined with 500 others as we shared some mutual appreciation for the much maligned mosquito...

  • Rainbow education

    Apartheid ended nearly 25 years ago, but South Africa is still a deeply divided nation. A couple of church ministers have a plan that could…

  • Young dynamo

    A twelve-year-old boy cycles 50 miles for our Tsunami appeal. He has a surprising reason for doing it…

  • Georges legacy of love

    What would Tearfund’s founder George Hoffman think of our work, 50 years on from its humble beginnings? We asked his daughter Claire...

  • A love that lasts forever

    Val has been a Tearfund supporter for 33 years. Here, she tells us about how she wants to pass on her blessings to future generations.…

  • Brothers without judgement

    When Pastor Jonah’s house was swept away in a torrent of mud, he didn’t expect that he or his family would come out alive. What happened next taught him a precious lesson.