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The sound of jubilee: 1971-2021. Tearfund 50th anniversary celebration.

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The end of poverty begins with today

  • Tearfund Reset Appeal

Today, our world faces the extraordinary COVID-19 crisis that threatens to undo years of hard-won progress.

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Today, our world faces the extraordinary COVID-19 crisis that threatens to undo years of hard-won progress.

Without urgent action, as many as 163 million more people are on the edge of tipping into poverty.1

In Luke 4:16-21, Jesus proclaimed that through him, ‘today’ was God’s new day. It still is. In Jesus, the end of poverty begins with today. Now is the time to reset – and we each have a part to play.

That’s why today we are inviting you to give to Tearfund’s Reset Appeal to help bring access and opportunity to families like Adanech’s.

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Adanech's story

After fleeing her hometown in Ethiopia due to violence, Adanech (pictured) and her family lost everything they had. Her husband then became ill and as she struggled to make a living, she was forced to send three of her five children to live with her brother.

Restoration began when she joined a community support group run by Tearfund’s local partner. Now able to access vital financial support, Adanech took out a loan to start her own business baking injera (flatbread). Now her children have enough food to eat.

In a very real way, becoming a part of this group turned Adanech’s life around as she found in it a supportive and caring community. These groups play an important role in strengthening communities and building resilience.

Yet today, the COVID-19 pandemic is making it harder for Adanech and others like her to come together safely and continue their journey out of poverty.

Amid the challenges of this pandemic, Tearfund has been helping our partners to support people in heavily impacted communities, by providing food, personal protective equipment, hygiene kits, training, counselling and other much needed support.

Will you give to Tearfund’s Reset Appeal to help our partners provide much needed support for families like Adanech’s, as they continue to overcome the challenges of COVID-19?

The end of poverty begins today, as people of faith step out with a vision of things not just as they are but of what they can be.

Donate to Tearfund's Reset appeal

We are grateful for your continued partnership with Tearfund, bringing light to communities facing poverty.

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This year we want to see 1.75 million lives, like Adanech’s, restored through the work of our partners.

That’s why we need your support, to bring restoration for families in Ethiopia and other regions facing similar challenges.

Today we are asking you: will you stand with us in taking urgent action?

Donations $2 and over are tax-deductible.

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Your donation to Tearfund’s Reset Appeal will support the ongoing work of Tearfund and our partners as we work to overcome poverty, marginalisation and injustice.

This appeal closes on 31 December 2021. Donations received after this date will be redirected to similar work.


1. WB Poverty Report