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  • End of financial year appeal

Global poverty is being set back because of the current coronavirus crisis. But with your help, communities trapped in poverty can rebound strongly towards a better future.

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No child should have to struggle with malnutrition and ill-health, without the energy to play or to go to school. No parent should have to worry about how they’ll feed their family. Yet, tragically, the current global crisis is very likely to set global poverty advancements back as far as 30 years1.

All of the projects TEAR supports have long term plans to see communities and people flourish. These are programs that achieve improved health, income-generating livelihoods, education outcomes, disability inclusion and family violence prevention.

Much of this vital work has been disrupted due to social distancing measures, but as this period passes, we must be in a position to support vulnerable communities to achieve a better tomorrow.

Today you can partner with TEAR to bring about a better tomorrow for many of the world's most vulnerable families. Your gift has never been more needed.



participating in food and livelihood programs to improve household income and reduce poverty



accessing school and education programs



with improved access to clean water and sanitation systems



participating in programs to improve their health and combat disease

...if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

– Isaiah 58:10 (NIV)
Mulunesh and Frehiwot
Mulunesh and Frehiwot, Ethiopia (Mother and daughter)

The future is not on hold for Mulunesh and Frehiwot

For Mulunesh, a mother of nine, her dream for a better future is the ability to educate her children, so that they will have opportunities for a better future.

Her six-year-old daughter Frehiwot, was just getting into the rhythm of pre-school learning when the coronavirus pandemic prompted the shut down of Frehiwot’s pre-school, run by a local church with the support of TEAR’s partner Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church Development Commission (EKHCDC). Mulunesh awaits the time that her dream for a better future for her children will come to pass.

With TEAR’s support, education facilitators from EKHCDC are keeping in touch with parents and children to address concerns amongst families that they may not have enough money for children to return to school, as they prioritise feeding their families during this time. EKHCDC is assisting with savings plans to ensure that children can return to school once the pandemic has passed, and plans to have 18,000 children in pre-primary education over the coming 3 years.

These plans are far too vital to be put on hold. The future of these communities is not on hold. The impacts of COVID-19 are devastating and therefore some plans must pause for this moment, but we need your help to ensure they are not put on hold forever.

TEAR and our local partners are responding and adapting to ensure a better tomorrow.

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Hope is not on hold

A new poem by Joel McKerrow – A new spoken word poem performed by TEAR's Artist Ambassador Joel McKerrow:

Their future is not on hold


Your donation to TEAR Australia’s End of Financial Year Appeal will support the ongoing work of TEAR Australia and our partners as we work to overcome poverty, marginalisation and injustice. This appeal closes on 30 June 2020. Should funds donated exceed the amount required or are received after this date, they will be redirected to similar work. Make your gift online or call 1800 244 986. Gifts of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

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