It’s a question we’ve been pondering around here. So our HOPE IS campaign is all about restoring hope to the people and the places that need it the most.

It’s about Hope for Humanity.

It’s about making our world the place God intended it to be for the poor, oppressed and disadvantaged.

There are the people in our world who don’t have enough food to eat, can’t afford to send their children to school and have trouble accessing clean water. Their hope for a better life is a humble and very common dream among the poor, and one that is very achievable with your help. Easter is about the moment when Jesus restored the hope of a right relationship between us and God.

From a relationship that was broken to one that was the way he intended it to be. For the poor, their plight is also one of broken relationship. The broken relationship between the people who have extra to give and those who have nothing to spare. Hope Is invites you to be part of this restoration of hope for the poor, in the Philippines, Mongolia and Vanuatu. Bringing a piece of heaven to earth and a touch of Jesus to humanity.


Definition of Hope

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  HOPE IS: Having enough food in Mongolia  

Dry summers and extreme winter temperatures as low minus -50C have continually devastated the Mongolian people. In 2009 8.5 million stock died leaving 45000 herders in with no livelihood and 749,000 individuals struggling to survive. TEAR Fund is working hard to ensure the victims of these harsh winters have enough food to support their families. Our partner, Family Agricultural Resources Mongolia (FARM) offer training on growing vegetables and the opportunity to be part of large scale vegetable co-operatives. READ MORE

Mongolia Info
  HOPE IS: Having clean water in Vanuatu  

Water is the one thing every human uses. No matter where you live on our planet, without clean water, it’s over. For many people in our world, getting access to clean water is a mission.  In the remote village of Tanna, Vanuatu every day you’ll see people walking an average of five kilometres  just to fetch enough water (20L) for the day’s activities. TEAR Fund is working hard to ensure the people in Tanna have easy access to clean water. With water tanks put in by TEAR Fund’s partner Nasi Tuan, they’ll be able to spend more time working in the fields earning an income to support their families. READ MORE HERE

Vanuatu Info
  HOPE IS: Having opportunities in the Philippines  

Up in Northern Mindanao amongst the hill tribes of the Philippines, extreme poverty is the way of life.  Many people are unable to send their children to school simply because they do not have enough money for school fees. Education is unattainable for them and so the vicious cycle of poverty spins its wheel for another generation. An average family earns a meagre PhP464 (NZ$13.80 per month) and makes their living from small scale farming growing crops such as rice, corn, banana, sweet potato, and cassava.   TEAR Fund is working hard to bring opportunities for people in this region. TEAR Fund’s partner Green Minds helps locals expand their plot of land to produce a wider variety of food with greater nutritional value. They also teach locals how to make jewellery that they can sell to supplement their income. READ MORE HERE

Philippines Info


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