Tearfund is a Christian charity committed to following the example of Jesus, by going wherever the need is greatest.
We work tirelessly to help communities escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster. And we believe that the same people facing these troubles also have the best ideas about the ways they can overcome them.
Tearfund listens: helping people to utilise their resourcefulness and determination to overcome their circumstances.
When disaster strikes, Tearfund and its local partners are usually already present, hard at work in those very places. We have been responding to emergencies since 1968. We work alongside local churches and Christian organisations wherever possible; they know the people, they know the problems and so often they can see simple, inexpensive solutions.
We also work hard to make sure that, as communities rebuild, they become more prepared and resilient, should disaster strike again.
Tearfund is passionate about advocating for change. This way we can address many of the underlying injustices that make people vulnerable to poverty and disasters in the first place.