We partner with carefully-selected local organisations who work in the poorest communities to help people who are most in need.Our accountability measures ensure every dollar is used well and means you can be confident that your donation will make a real difference in people’s lives. See our financial report here.

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  • Protect

    Anti-Trafficking and Exploitation



    Donate monthly, and join Tearfund’s Project Act movement. We need your on-going financial support to be able to fund our work through our partners Share and Care Nepal, Nvader and Hagar.

    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
    • $150 billion (USD)

      Is the annual profit generated through human trafficking and slavery. Of that, sexual exploitation generates $99 billion

    • 21 Million

      The number of human beings trapped in slavery today. More than even 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.
    • Aspiring to have jobs that directly benefit other children such as a teacher, nurse, social worker or pastor.

    *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.

    • 15%

      of the world’s children are forced into child labour

    • 18,000

      The number of children under 5 who die every day. Many could be saved at little cost

    • 35,000

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

  • Restore

    Disasters 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
    • 1.7 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

    Enterprise and Empowerment



    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

    • 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
    • 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

Other ways to support us

  • Volunteer at events or in our office
  • Learn more about the causes of poverty and systemic injustice
  • Pray for those in need
  • Campaign for those who don't have a voice
  • Partner with us to help spread messages of hope and transformation
  • Come to our events
  • Fundraise for those in need
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  • Buy fair trade goods from Loyal select Tearfund as the charity of choice

Together we can make a real difference.