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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.

Give now

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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.

“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 to TEAR Australia’s Remember the Poor 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 31 May 2020. Donations received after this date will be redirected to similar work.