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A Heart Full of Hope – Sarifina's Story

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There is a special kind of ache in the heart of a mother that doesn’t have enough food to feed her children. It’s an ache that weighs heavily, and which Sarafina from Zambia knows all too well.


Not long ago, she was struggling to put enough food on the table for her five children. Finding enough to eat was always a problem, and life was tough.

But through the generosity of people like you, Sarafina’s life has now been transformed.

With support from TEAR’s partner in Zambia, the Reformed Church of Zambia Diaconia, who began working in her village, she has learnt valuable farming techniques which she’s putting to good use. This year, she’s expecting a bumper crop.

Sarafina has also accessed a goat through the project and is providing milk for her family to drink as part of an increasingly nutritious diet. Not only is Sarafina now able to feed her children, but she also has the income to send them to school.

Her self-worth and confidence has grown as well. She’s become a community leader - a chairperson of the Self-Help group network in her village, representing 50 households.

Sarafina’s heart is now full of hope and the possibilities for the future.

Join the work of restoration and hope.

We invite you to prayerfully consider joining this work of restoration and hope by supporting Tearfund’s partners to overcome poverty and injustice.

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How your gift can help:

  • $55 can help a Farmer's Group secure better livelihoods through agriculture and business training (India)
  • $70 can support a Community Health Worker to help families at risk of malnutrition access and prepare food that is nutritionally rich and diverse (Zambia)
  • $110 can support highly vulnerable women to develop vocational skills, income generation activities and supportive peer relationships (Afghanistan)
  • $150 can empower a Savings Group with business skills and planning for sustainable livelihoods (South Sudan).

Last year:

Improving food security
128,504 people were directly impacted by projects improving food security and yields from agricultural activities.
Improved household income
203,827 people were part of initiatives to improve household income and reduce poverty.
Women’s empowerment initiatives
41,453 women and their families were directly impacted by women’s empowerment initiatives.
Improved health and sanitation
258,240 people experienced improved health and sanitation.

Related projects have received support from the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).