Driven by a belief that the local church is the answer to poverty, and iInspired by the example and teaching of Jesus, Tearfund recognise that people have deeply interconnected material and spiritual needs. They seek to meet those needs by working through their local church partners. Churches are at the heart of their communities – full of dedicated, resourceful people who want to make a long-term difference.

The church can do more for a struggling African village than any other organisation, because it is with the people all of the time. Organisations come and visit, but the church is here not only on Sunday, but every day of the week.

Pastor Harry, Fombe village church, Malawi

Tearfund work particularly in Africa, Asia and South America – and also across Eastern Europe and the UK.