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Walana Mother Daneal Child Kefele V2

Remember the Poor

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor...” – Galatians 2:10

Stand today with TEAR and communities facing poverty during this COVID-19 crisis

Will you stand with us today with a single gift or a 6 month giving pledge?

Your support through this crisis will ensure that we can continue essential work with vulnerable communities in need.

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Let’s get through this crisis together - A message from TEAR CEO, Matthew Maury

In these uncertain times, we want to give you confidence that TEAR’s work will continue through our amazing network of courageous, faithful Christian partners around the world.

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Terefet received care from TEAR's local partner.

This work is vital for women like Terefet, whose husband died suddenly just a few months ago. While grieving her loss, Terefet carried the burden of caring for her family alone. But through the local church, together with TEAR’s partner, Terefet has received emotional and financial care, along with support for schooling for her son Kafele, keeping him on the trajectory towards a hopeful future.

Remember the poor

We are doing all we can to make sure we can continue to focus on areas of greatest need, bringing practical help and powerful hope to the most vulnerable people, just as we have been doing for nearly 50 years.

Would you stand with us today with a single gift or a 6 month giving pledge? Your support to TEAR and our partners through this season will ensure that we can continue to work in the most difficult places and support vulnerable communities in need.

Start a 6 month giving pledge.

We will contact you before the end of your 6 month pledge to stop your gift.

Make a one-off gift

Stand with us today to remember the most vulnerable with a one-off gift for the work of TEAR and our partners.

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COVID-19 – What are the impacts on our Partners?

As the implications of coronavirus continue to spread around the globe, we are particularly conscious of the impacts for our international partners, who work in already vulnerable communities. Our team is frequently in touch with our partner organisations throughout South Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific, and Africa. Each region is at different stages of response, but for most of our partners, this virus will disrupt their day-to-day activities.

Generally, staff are working from home, many community meetings have been cancelled and travel is extremely limited. Many governments are maintaining essential services only, which will likely impact some of our partners' access to funding or interrupt administrative processes. Just as each of us is finding new ways to work, access services, stay connected and care for our families, our partners and the communities they work in will too.

For the latest information, see: COVID-19: How TEAR and our international partners are responding.

“My biggest worry - the millions of poor who do not have the means to protect themselves... My prayer is that the poor will be protected, that the virus would be contained before the poor are affected.”

Your donation will support the work of our partners to provide activities that include:

  • food assistance
  • hygiene messaging and health promotion
  • personal protective equipment
  • hand washing facilities
  • emergency cash grants
  • support for people with mental health challenges
  • resources that aim to reduce the risk of domestic violence
  • soap distributions
  • development of appropriate referral systems for at-risk children and families
  • ongoing development activities including but not limited to water and sanitation, health and
  • education, food and livelihoods and community building

Your donation will support the work of our partners to carry out their programs during and beyond this crisis so communities impacted by COVID-19 can recover as quickly as possible. Funds will be allocated according to our published ratios. Should the amount of donations exceed the amount needed for TEAR’s response to the immediate crisis and the recovery period, donations will be redirected to other development work.

Examples of how our partners are responding:

In India, Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA), have translated the resources from the globally-recognised website, covid19parenting.com, into Hindi, to help support parents who are in lockdown with their families. These resources aim to reduce the risk of domestic violence during the lockdown. EHA are also working to provide emergency food (rice, lentils, peanuts and milk) to 500 families who now face weeks without the daily wage labour they rely on to get by.

Before the national lockdown took effect from April 1, World Concern Laos quickly mobilised to distribute essential hygiene materials and information to nearly 2000 households across 13 villages. While usual project activities will be suspended, World Concern remains connected to their communities through a strong network of Village Development Committees (VDCs). Leaders of these VDCs have been equipped with additional supplies and audio and print awareness-raising materials.

Before Nepal went into shut down, TEAR’s local partner PNL was able to work with their Self Help Groups to explain about COVID-19, how to seek help and the importance of hygiene and hand washing. Another partner in Nepal, Centre for Mental Health and Counselling, are working with the Nepal government health system to help ensure that people with mental illness can still access medication at this time of lockdown and increased anxiety for many.

Read more about how our partners are responding

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Your donation will support the work of our partners to carry out their programs during and beyond this crisis so communities impacted by COVID-19 can recover as quickly as possible. Funds will be allocated according to our published ratios. Should the amount of donations exceed the amount needed for TEAR’s response to the immediate crisis and the recovery period, donations will be
redirected to the ongoing development work of our partners. This appeal closes on 31 July 2020. Donations received after this date will be redirected to similar work.