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  • Protect

    Modern Slavery



    Donate monthly, and join Tearfund’s movement combatting modern slavery. We need your on-going financial support to be able to fund our work through our partners Share and Care Nepal, LIFT International, Hagar, and Homes of Hope.

    A minimum monthly gift of $30 will:

    • Address the issue of demand which drives the supply in this criminal trade
    • Prevent women and children from being trafficked 
    • Rescue victims of trafficking
    • Prosecute traffickers
    • Provide aftercare for trafficked people
    • Help rehabilitate victims back into their communities
    • $230 billion (USD)

      Is the annual profit generated through human trafficking and slavery. Of that, sexual exploitation generates $150 billion

    • 25 million

      The number of human beings trapped in slavery today. More than ever before in history

  • Sponsor

    Child Sponsorship


    You can sponsor a child 
    for $52 a month

    Sponsor a Child   or call 0800 800 777

    Does Sponsorship work? Absolutely.

    And we’ve got independent research to back it up. In 2008 a team of researchers from universities across America lead by Dr Bruce Wydick conducted independent research into our Compassion child sponsorship programme.

    The findings were published in The Journal of Political Economy in 2013* and, in short, found it to be extremely effective. Children were:

    • 27 to 40 percent more likely to finish secondary school.
    • 50 to 80 percent more likely to complete a university education.
    • 18 percent more likely to have salaried employment in their adult years.

    *The research was conducted in 2008 by team of researchers from universities across America lead by Dr Bruce Wydick. The findings were published in The Journal of Political Economy in 2013.

    • 18%

      Of workers in forced labour exploitation are children.

    • 14,794

      Is the average number of children under 5 who die every day.

    • 35,000

      Is the number of children around the world who have been sponsored by Kiwis

  • Restore

    Disaster Recovery and Peace Building



    We need your support to respond to disasters and conflicts and to build peace and resilience in vulnerable communities.

    Your donation will:

    • Help us respond to disasters and conflicts when they strike
    • Help communities to ‘bounce forward’ over the long-term after disasters strike
    • Build peace and reduce tension between people groups
    • Help communities prepare for potential disasters
    • Help communities adapt to the effects of climate change
    • 1 out of 122

      People are displaced by war, violence and persecution

    • 1.7 billion

      The number of people who have had their lives disrupted due to disaster or conflict in the past 10 years

    • 3,496

      The number of natural disasters in the first decade of the 21st century. Nearly five times the number of events in the1970s

  • Empower

    Farming and Enterprise



    With your on-going financial support you can help a community.

    A monthly gift of $30 will:

    • Empower communities to create their own businesses
    • Increase household income and well-being
    • Help connect communities to financial services through training and advocacy
    • Facilitate expansion and investment in local markets
    • $50 to $200

      The return from ever dollar invested into a self help group in Ethiopia based on a cost-benefit analysis

    • 3x

      Agricultural growth in low-income countries is three times more effective in reducing extreme poverty compared with growth in other sectors

    • 200,000

      The number of women connected to a self-help group in Ethiopia, covered by just 200 staff

  • Nourish

    Water, Health and Education


    Today you can help a community. We need your support to help the poorest and most marginalised people have access to water, health and education.

    Your donation will:

    • Provide nutrition for families in need
    • Improve maternal and child survival
    • Provide literacy and numeracy skills to women
    • Enable children to attend school
    • Improve access to basic healthcare
    • 3.6%

      Of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving access to clean water

    • 1.8 billion

      The number of people world-wide who are estimated to drink water that is contaminated with faeces

    • 30,000 deaths

      Occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions. 90% are children under five years old

  • 13%

    Of our income is used to help raise awareness of our work.

  • 15%

    Over the last year, 15% of our income was spent on admin and overhead.

How your donations are used

We're good stewards of the resources we're given and have accountability measures in place to ensure every dollar is used as effectively as possible. In addition, we are externally audited to ensure further integrity and accountability.