Preparation before hurricanes, fires, and floods can save thousands of lives. Sponsor a training for a church-based network of first responders so they can provide assistance and help when disaster strikes.
For children who have had their innocence stolen by scenes of conflict, Tearfund’s child-friendly spaces can provide a safe, stable space to recover from trauma, receive education, have fun, and simply be a kid again.
Gifts that protect communities and restore creation.
Many rural communities have difficulties accessing traditional banks or business loans. Provide access to capital through local savings groups to allow farmers to shift to climate-resilient farming techniques.
Millions of people around the world do not have access to electricity. Renewable solar light can create opportunities for people to expand their business hours and study later into the night, increasing their earning potential.
CHURCH AND COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
Gifts that mobilize churches to overcome poverty and challenge injustice.
Self-help groups provide savings and credit opportunities for people who cannot access traditional banks or even microfinance. Help make a group self help group more inclusive of people with disabilities so they too can access economic opportunities.
Sponsor a disaster risk reduction training for a local church. When empowered to do so, churches can take a leadership role in helping their communities prepare before floods, earthquakes, or other disasters strike.
Around the world, many churches have successfully petitioned their governments about the issues impacting their communities. Provide training to a church community to advocate for increased access to services and support.
Membership in a self-help group can be absolutely life-changing for men and women in poverty. This group provides savings and credit opportunities for people who cannot access traditional banks or even microfinance. By saving small amounts each week and eventually taking out loans from the group fund, people can start small businesses and raise themselves out of poverty.
Equip a pastor to envision a new future for their church and community through a 20-day training in the church and community mobilization process.
When you buy a gift, you’re contributing to long-term sustainable development projects around the world run by Tearfund and our local partners. If we’re blessed with gifts that exceed our needs on a particular project, your contribution will be applied to support people with the most urgent needs.