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alumnus Luke Cooper (now with the Royal New Zealand Ballet) will be performing at Tearfund New Zealand 's fundraiser "Trafficking Unlocked", a charity evening raising funds to combat human trafficking in South East Asia and the Pacific.
We are extremely proud to see Luke's involvement in highlighting and supporting such an important cause.

Read more about about Luke's career and why he has chosen to fight modern slavery.



Photo credit: Stephen A'Court Photographer& Ross Brown
Saturday is International Coffee Day!

The Finesse team love a good coffee, so when the opportunity came up to support a sustainable coffee initiative with Tearfund in Vanuatu, we jumped at the chance. The Foundation supports initiatives based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals so this programme, was a natural fit, promoting sustainable agriculture with local coffee farmers. The programme works with the farming community to help improve yields, explore new techniques and understand ways to add value to their products for commercial markets and supports vulnerable families on Tanna Island.

The good news is, the team Mojo Coffee also work with the Tanna Island community to import the beans and roast it up to perfection in their Bold Blend. So we’ve shared a bag of Mojo Bold Blend beans with each member of our team so they can share the sustainable love with their families this weekend.

To all the coffee drinkers out there … Here’s to brew!






We're wrapping up Global Week with our gatherings this Sunday 🌏

Dr. Sean du Toit will be sharing - Sean has previously been the theologian for Tearfund New Zealand and is now a member of the School of Christian Studies at Alphacrucis New Zealand.

Join us at 10am and 7pm!

*Due to the sensitivity of some content, our online gathering will be published later in the week.
The Morning Wake Up interviewed Dale Campbell Tearfund New Zealand Specialist, to get his insights on Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Week. "I support this week not because it's trendy/cool, it's because it's biblical." - Dale Campbell

Check out the full interview on our website! 👏
A huge thanks to the team at Tearfund New Zealand for organising last weekend's The Justice Conference - Aotearoa/NZ! Some of the Eastwest College team headed along for an action-packed day of listening, learning, and connecting with some awesome ministries around Aotearoa NZ. Grateful for opportunities like this to see how God is working and weaving in people's lives across the globe.
CHARITY AUCTION - Tearfund New Zealand is auctioning off the shoes and accessories from our Matariki Shoot. Proceeds are going towards their important work in the areas of human trafficking and modern slavery. Make a bid and share this post to help us spread the word!

Unique Celestial Accessories & Bridal/Ball Shoes https://www.trademe.co.nz/3752299517
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Anyone out there into quiz nights?
I'm organising one on Saturday 3rd Sept, 7pm, Headingly Centre - Lower Queen St, to support Tearfund New Zealand's work with Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Winter's coming, and they need blankets and food.

I've got four tables left to fill. Wanna join the fun?
Either grab some friends and make up a table (up to 8 people) or just buy single tickets and I'll pop you on a table needing some more brain power :)

Of course, if you cant make it on the night and just want to make a wee donation to an important cause, well, that would be a great encouragement!

Here's the link to the Facebook Event page.
It contains a link to the Tearfund ticketing and donation page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/487613373194162

Thanks so much Ifor your support!
An Eastwest College crew had a great time at 'The Big Quiz' over the weekend, organised by Tearfund New Zealand and hosted so well by the team at Fairfield Baptist Church in Hamilton. What a fun afternoon for a worthy cause. We enjoyed meeting new people and getting to share about Eastwest (and chatting about some of the awesome Block Courses coming up soon; keep your eyes peeled on our 'Events' tab for more info 👀).

📷: Team Eastwest (tied for first place) 🥳🏆🍫
It has been a year since we started our response to the earthquake in . We commissioned a video to see how our work alongside partner International Medical Corps has continued to provide health and hope to recovering communities. Thank you Tearfund New Zealand for funding this video! 🎬
Passionate about ethical consumption? This session entitled "Worker Exploitation: Using Your Purchasing Power for Good" will explore all the hard hitting challenges of how our spending intersects with human livelihoods, with Heather Roberts (Just Kai), Dr. Susan Maiava (fair&good), Morgan Theakston (Tearfund New Zealand); hosted by Claire Gray (Tearfund NZ). Get there!
Register at --> www.thejusticeconference.org.nz
Whānau, here are four more speakers for TJC 2022 - see our full programme on the website...
- Jordyn Rapana (Ngā Wai Hōhonu and Carey Baptist College - Te Kāreti Iriiri o Carey) will be speaking in the Voice of Creation session about how indigenous ways of knowing the rhythms of nature can serve the goal of restoration for creation.
- In the Voice of Scripture session, Dale Campbell (Tearfund New Zealand) will present a spiritualty of justice, drawing from the surprising wisdom that Psalm 139 has for how we walk the justice path.
- TJC 2018 speaker and leading economist Shamubeel Eaqub is back for the Voice of Humanity session, exploring a more humane approach to economics.
- In the Voice of the Church session, Maja Whitaker (Laidlaw College) will challenge us to not only lift up our voice, but also to listen to the other as we stand for justice.

Have you registered yet!!!???
--> www.thejusticeconference.org.nz
Our friends at Tearfund New Zealand are hosting an online workshop on Child Sponsorship. If you've ever had questions about child sponsorship or are interested in the impact that sponsoring a child has, this is a great way to be informed. Sign up at the link below!
World Vision New Zealand and Tearfund New Zealand call for new legislation to better protect the people behind our products.

April 24th marks the day the Rana Plaza collapsed in Bangladesh nine years ago, tragically killing 1,132 garment workers and injuring more than 2,500.

The anniversary comes as the New Zealand government is seeking feedback on legislation to address modern slavery in New Zealand supply chains.

Tap the link to read more: https://goodmagazine.co.nz/is-new-zealand-finally-ready-to-address-modern-slavery-in-its-supply-chains%ef%bf%bc/
Maybe the most vulnerable people at this time are ukrainian refuges. I mean specifically women and children deployed in polish relocation centers. This is stream of people, flowing in, to take shelter, to fill hunger, to rest a little on a makeshift bed, placed among... thousands others. Our government guarantees them only beds, meals and access to toilet. This is enough to survive, but not enough to live. We are a group of volunteers, who tries to provide them with rest of essential needs and maintain their dignity. We do the best we can, but slowly we are running out, our private resources. Is that in your interest, when the war is so far away? You know that there is dark power, in your part of the world, looking carefoully how the free world deals with the war. I do not urge you to join the military action, but ukrainian soldiers can fight freely when their wifes and children are safe.
You can support us, when we are supporting them.
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Seventeen Integral Alliance Members from 12 countries have opted into our joint Disaster Response for Ukraine. With CEDAR Fund 施達基金會, INtegra, International Health Partners, Medair, Mission Øst, Medical Teams International, Baptist World Aid Australia, Tearfund België, Tearfund Canada, Tearfund Schweiz, Tearfund Ireland, Tearfund Ireland, Tearfund Nederland, Tearfund New Zealand, Tearfund, World Renew, World Relief, ZOA
1,000,000 Ukrainian children are refugees.

Of the 2,000,000+ refugees, that is the number of children who have fled Ukraine. These children have seen and experienced so much trauma and they are trying to make sense of it all. And so are we. We are trying to make sense of it all.

We appreciate our friends over at Tearfund New Zealand who put out a video "Where is God in Ukraine's Crisis?" We found it very helpful and we hope you do as well.

Poverty is not God's plan. You are. 👶🏽Child Sponsorship
🚜Farming and Enterprise
🚨Disasters and Conflict
⛓️Modern Slavery

04/01/2023

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Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 01/01/2023

When a tropical storm damaged the Barrientos family’s house, it was a devastating blow. They had just sold their pigs to make ends meet in the struggles of the Covid-19 crisis. They had no means of generating income, and no home to live in. However, Nicole, 9, and Leo, 6, were registered at their local Compassion centre. The centre stepped in to help the Barrientos family overcome their financial situation and build a new future—thanks to a pair of pigs!

Balmore, the father of Nicole and Leo says, “Amid a crisis, God was so good to us. From the beginning, we always felt support from the centre. They responded at a time when we needed their help the most. God gave us two pigs through the centre, and now we have a farm with 16 pigs!”

31/12/2022

Happy New Year! We hope you're having a relaxing break with your family and friends ❤️

26/12/2022

We recently met Jeslyn at a Compassion project in Indonesia - how adorable is she!

Jeslyn says, ''When I grow up I want to be a doctor so I can help other children. I love to sing and my favourite hobby is painting.''

24/12/2022

Merry Christmas from all of us at Tearfund! ❤️

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 20/12/2022

It's time to celebrate a small church of 50 people in Whanganui!

Just recently, Elim Whanganui raised $4,705 for Tearfund's Modern Slavery partners at their auction night, how amazing is that?!

The church put on a Christmas dinner and were donated items to auction off.

One of the pastors at Elim Delwyn Bailey says, "All of the items were gift-wrapped, so they didn't know what they were bidding for. We auctioned off everything from a Christmas ham to an airfryer. It was a really fun night!"

"We wanted to do something a bit different this year to give back. I have a real heart for anti-trafficking and this fundraiser showed that our church have a real heart for it too."

Tearfund | Gift For Life 15/12/2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life

Have you only got a couple more people to buy for this Christmas and you're stuck for a great gift idea?

Why not pair our Caffeine Boost Gift for Life gift with some coffee beans or our Mini Moo gift with some Fairtrade chocolate. When you order a Gift for Life e-card it'll be in your email inbox in an instant! All you have to do is print it and pair it with something you know they'll love.

Pick a gift, give a card and that gift will go to someone living in poverty. The perfect way to honour your loved one at Christmas time.

View our full Gift for Life range here:

Tearfund | Gift For Life Gift for Life is a charity catalogue filled with unique and meaningful gifts that Kiwis can purchase to support Tearfund's projects overseas

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 14/12/2022

In a letter to his sponsor, Nicolas from Ecuador shares about his family’s Christmas traditions, and how grateful he is to be part of Compassion’s child sponsorship programme.

''Dear Sponsor,

Christmas has finally arrived! This Christmas is special because almost everything has returned to normal. I'm back to face-to-face classes at school and going to the Compassion centre every week.

At the centre, I learned that Christmas is a time to share the love that Jesus has given us; we should be thankful for all our blessings, and that God is always good.

Guess what? They gave me a Christmas present at church, which made me very happy because I really like receiving gifts. My friends at church received gifts too, and we played together. Sometimes, I stay up late playing with my new toy; I have so much fun. Thank you so much for making it possible.

In my house, we have already started to put up the decorations and Christmas lights; that is my favourite part of Christmas, seeing how all the houses in the community light up in colours at night.

On Christmas night, my mother prepares a delicious dinner. Although it is not much, she prepares chicken or guinea pig, with rice, french fries, and salad. We all eat together at night, and we hold hands and thank God for the food because He always provides for us.

My Sunday school teacher told us that the most important thing at this time is to remember the birth of our Saviour and that thanks to his love, we can all be saved. My teacher also taught me that this is a time of peace, love, harmony, and friendship. I can see all these qualities reflected in you and your love for your neighbour.

I thank God so much for your life and all your help and compassion toward my family and me. I ask Jesus to take care of you and never leave you, and that you can enjoy this Christmas season with all your family and loved ones. I will always be grateful for your kindness.

From the bottom of my heart, I want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!

From Nicolas''

This is the kind of impact your sponsorship can have. If you sponsor a child with us and have given a Christmas gift this year, thank you, it means the world!

14/12/2022

We stand alongside eight other NZ aid agencies to help children and their families affected by the hunger crisis in East Africa. Conflict, climate change, and the pandemic have seen 50 million people facing extreme hunger as one of the worst hunger crises in 70 years unfolds.

We know that Kiwis are all feeling the pinch of rising food costs, but for the most vulnerable people in countries like Ethiopia, food access is fast becoming a struggle between life and death.

If you'd like to donate to our East Africa Hunger Crisis Appeal, click here. https://bit.ly/EastAfricaHungerCrisis Please continue to pray for the millions facing acute hunger.

Orphans Aid International CBM Christian Blind Mission International Needs NZ Hagar New Zealand Save the Children New Zealand UNICEF Aotearoa

Hunger crisis 13/12/2022

Hunger crisis

We need your support to help save lives.

Right now, an estimated 50 million people are on the brink of famine in East Africa.

This is a severe and worsening crisis, the likes of which we have not seen in four decades. Without immediate food and care, almost 8 million East African children under five are at risk of death from malnutrition, with the number rising daily.

Will you ask your church to take up an offering this Christmas to help those affected?

Contact us today, and we will send you all the resources you need to fundraise - [email protected]

Hunger crisis The worst drought in 40 years, combined with regional and global conflict and the ongoing effects of Covid-19, have created widespread hunger and looming famine in East Africa. Amid deteriorating levels of malnutrition, Tearfund is responding to those in need of humanitarian assistance in East Afric...

Tearfund | Gift For Life 12/12/2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life

Tomorrow is the last day to order your physical Gift for Life card!

Pick a gift from our catalogue, give your family or friends a beautifully designed card, and your gift will help a family overseas living in poverty. Choose the courier option at the checkout to ensure your cards arrive in time for Christmas.

Don't worry if you miss the cut-off because you can still order our Gift for Life e-cards right up until Christmas.

View our full Gift for Life range here! https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life Gift for Life is a charity catalogue filled with unique and meaningful gifts that Kiwis can purchase to support Tearfund's projects overseas

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 11/12/2022

Have you seen our nifty new Christmas and greeting card packs! They have a gorgeous, unique hand-drawn design your family and friends will love.

What’s more, all profits from these cards go towards Tearfund’s life-changing projects.

Order your cards before the 14th of December and choose the courier option at the checkout to ensure your cards arrive in time for Christmas! https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 08/12/2022

We have a new, exciting product as part of this year's Gift for Life catalogue! Introducing Build a Village, a gift that supports our partners to implement health, education, food, disaster relief or livelihood programmes around the world. You can buy one of four miniature pop-up buildings—a business, counselling clinic, vegetable garden and school. This is a great way to involve your kids in building and decorating their Build a Village!

You can purchase each Build a Village component separately for only $15 or get the full set of four for $60. If you'd like to check out Build a Village, click here! https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

07/12/2022

Gift for Life

Do you want to buy a Christmas gift that makes a difference this year? Purchase our Seek Justice Gift for Life, the donation from this gift enables Tearfund's partners to help authorities investigate cases of human trafficking and exploitation, and rehabilitate survivors.

A lawyer from our partner in Thailand shares the impact this gift can have, “We managed to expose a network of online paedophiles. The investigation helped identify minors who had been sexually abused and put the Thai-based ringleader in jail for more than 70 years.”

Pick a gift, we'll send you a card and your gift goes to someone living in poverty. Giving a little never meant so much!

Watch this 30-second video below of Tearfund's ambassador, Petra Bagust from the streets of Thailand.

If you'd like to buy the Seek Justice Gift for Life, click here https://bit.ly/SeekJusticeGiftforLife

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 06/12/2022

The hunger crisis in East Africa is affecting millions of people due to conflict, climate change and the impacts of Covid-19. Here are some heartbreaking, but important statistics about Ethiopia
which shows the severity of this worsening crisis.

You can save lives by donating to our East Africa Hunger Crisis Appeal today https://bit.ly/EastAfricaHungerCrisis. Please continue to pray with us for the people affected by food insecurity.

Hunger crisis forcing Ethiopian girls into child marriage 05/12/2022

Hunger crisis forcing Ethiopian girls into child marriage

Child marriage is one of the devastating effects of the hunger crisis in Ethiopia.

Three years of no rain has led to a dramatic increase of girls marrying before the age of 18, as parents that rely on crops for food and income struggle to feed their children.

Find out what you can do to save lives and stop child marriages.

https://bit.ly/childmarriageethiopia

Hunger crisis forcing Ethiopian girls into child marriage It's been years since there has been a rainy season in some parts of Ethiopia. Water sources have dried up. Crops can no longer grow in the parched earth. Livestock are dying. Millions of people are going hungry. And hunger is not the only threat as the crisis escalates, more girls are at risk of ch...

03/12/2022

Would you keep the families affected by the hunger crisis in your prayers this morning? 🙏🏼💗

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 02/12/2022

Been wondering why there is a global food crisis? Here are four reasons why millions of people are facing food insecurity.

You can save lives by donating to our East Africa Hunger Crisis Appeal today - https://bit.ly/EastAfricaHungerCrisis

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 30/11/2022

Want to help people effected by the hunger crisis in East Africa, but don't know how? Here are two ways you can make an impact.

$66 can feed one person for two months.

$132 can feed a family of four for one month.

Donate today - https://bit.ly/EastAfricaHungerCrisis

Waking up to the Hunger Crisis in East Africa 25/11/2022

Waking up to the Hunger Crisis in East Africa

Right now, an estimated 50 million people are on the brink of famine due to conflict, climate change and the fallout of Covid-19.

This is a severe and worsening crisis, the likes of which we have not seen in four decades. Without immediate therapeutic food and care, almost 8 million East African children under five are at risk of death from malnutrition, with the number rising daily.

This is why we have decided to go to an appeal. We are connecting with partners on the ground as we speak to find out how we can best support them in delivering food to the most vulnerable affected by this crisis. Keep an eye out in your emails, letterboxes and on social media for how you can help save lives.

In the meantime, we would love for you to pray with us. Crises like this can be hard to pray for, which is why we have created a prayer guide. Check it out - https://bit.ly/PrayforEastAfrica

Waking up to the Hunger Crisis in East Africa   Right now, East Africa stands on the edge of famine. An estimated 50 million people are on the brink of famine due to conflict, climate change and the fallout of Covid-19. This is a severe and worsening crisis, the likes of which we have not seen in four decades. According to the UN, an estimated...

Tearfund | Gift For Life 23/11/2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life

Check out our Gift for Life products under $20, perfect for a secret santa gift or a stocking filler!

Pick a gift from our catalogue, give your family or friends a beautifully designed card and your gift will help a family overseas living in poverty.

View our full Gift for Life range here! https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life Gift for Life is a charity catalogue filled with unique and meaningful gifts that Kiwis can purchase to support Tearfund's projects overseas

Looking for a meaningful gift this Christmas? We can help! 22/11/2022

Looking for a meaningful gift this Christmas? We can help!

Are you dreading a page-long list of gifts to buy this Christmas, followed by mall trips alongside hundreds of frenzied shoppers?

Tearfund's annual feel-good gift guide, Gift for Life aims for more meaningful gifts you don't have to leave the house to buy. They result in less waste and each gift lifts a family out of poverty.

Here are our five most popular gifts under $100! https://bit.ly/meaningfulchristmasgift

Looking for a meaningful gift this Christmas? We can help! Christmas is such a special time for my family. I love our traditions, the time of reflection during Advent, the excitement on our kids’ faces, and of course, the tasty treats!   But the page-long list of gifts to buy followed by the mall trips alongside hundreds of frenzied shoppers? Well, that ...

Tearfund | Gift For Life 21/11/2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life

We have the perfect Christmas gift idea!

How about pairing our Hope for the Future Gift for Life card, which provides a care package for Ukrainian refugees, with a self-care hamper designed especially for your loved one? A meaningful gift your friend or family member will love!

Check out our full range of gifts here - https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life Gift for Life is a charity catalogue filled with unique and meaningful gifts that Kiwis can purchase to support Tearfund's projects overseas

Black Friday? Let’s think before we buy-day! 21/11/2022

Black Friday? Let’s think before we buy-day!

Black Friday looms, tempting us with even more brilliant new things for our homes and wardrobes.

Our love for a good deal isn’t going to change overnight and that’s okay. But, let’s not forget that mindless consumption sales like Black Friday, aren't a good deal for the people who make the products we buy or our planet.

For Black Friday this year, we encourage you to think before you swipe your card or add that extra item to your basket. If you need to shop, write down a list of items you know you need and stick to it.

We have a great reflection series on conscious consumption to help your journey. You can do this by yourself, with some friends, or with a small group. Check it out! https://bit.ly/Conscious_shopper

Black Friday? Let’s think before we buy-day!   It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Black Friday Deals in every store But the prettiest sight to see is the T-shirt that will be In your own set of drawers.     It’s that time of the year and already our favourite brands are filling up our inboxes and newsfeeds with their “best de...

18/11/2022

Tearfund New Zealand

Are you stuck for Christmas gift ideas to give your loved ones?

How about pairing Tearfund’s Care for a Cow Gift for Life card with some fairtrade chocolate?

A meaningful gift that goes to a family living in poverty and who doesn’t like chocolate!

Check out our full range of gifts here - https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Tearfund New Zealand Poverty is not God's plan. You are.

Tearfund | Gift For Life 17/11/2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life

We have four new exciting gifts in our Gift for Life catalogue this year!

Invest In A Child ($10), this gift provides things like school supplies, toys and clothes for a child who has been forced to flee because of conflict.

Protect A Child From Human Trafficking ($15), this gift helps women and children in Nepal learn to identify human trafficking in their community and protect themselves from harm.

Refugee Care Package ($20), this gift is for a family fleeing violence in Ukraine. The care package is full of essentials like soap, shampoo and nappies for babies.

Support A Small Business ($50), this gift helps open the door for a woman in Afghanistan to earn an income for her and her family by providing training and tools to start a small business.

Pick a gift, we'll send you a card and your gift will go to a family living in poverty. The perfect way to honour your loved one this Christmas

Tearfund | Gift For Life Gift for Life is a charity catalogue filled with unique and meaningful gifts that Kiwis can purchase to support Tearfund's projects overseas

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 16/11/2022

Hi, my name is Abdoulaye and I am 19 years old. When I was a baby, my parents sent me to Burkina Faso, West Africa to live with my grandmother. Since then, my grandmother has taken care of me.

As a child, I watched her raise chickens. I started to love the chicks and began to learn how to feed them. My grandmother gave me five chickens to start my own poultry farm.

A few months ago, Tearfund’s partner Compassion paid for me to participate in a livestock workshop. Thanks to this training, I have learned how to feed, vaccinate, and keep my chickens safe. At the end of the training, I received feeders, drinking utensils, and 50 chicks to start my poultry business. Now, I have a poultry farm of more than 60 chickens!

Having chickens is like owning a bank account for me because I can sell them and provide for the family, both food supplies and my personal needs. I purchased my first bicycle thanks to the income I made from selling chickens. The chickens also lay eggs which we can eat, increasing the quality and quantity of our diet.

When my grandmother is sick, I sell a chicken for about $16 NZD to buy her medicine. Life would have been more challenging for us without chickens. My grandmother is now in her 70s, and she is physically weak. I have a responsibility to take good care of her, just like she took good care of me.

My dream is to extend my poultry farm to raise more than a thousand chickens to increase my income. I want to be one of the greatest poultry farmers in Burkino Faso. I also want to train others on how to take better care of their livestock.

I thank Tearfund’s partner for the opportunity to learn poultry farming, it has been the greatest blessing to me and my grandmother.

Tearfund | Gift For Life 15/11/2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life

We have a Christmas gift idea your family and friends will love!

Why don't you pair one of our Gift for Life cards with a related product? How about pairing the Caffeine Boost gift with fair trade coffee beans and a mug?

Pick a gift, we'll send you a card and your gift will go to someone living in poverty. The perfect way to honour your loved one this Christmas.

Giving a little never meant so much! https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life Gift for Life is a charity catalogue filled with unique and meaningful gifts that Kiwis can purchase to support Tearfund's projects overseas

Open letter urging Kiwis to encourage fashion companies to align with the UN Fashion Charter 14/11/2022

Open letter urging Kiwis to encourage fashion companies to align with the UN Fashion Charter

We need your voice! As you read this 45,000 people are gathering in Egypt for the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).

The fashion industry is a big player in the climate crisis, and we need more fashion companies committed to playing their part and addressing their impact on the planet. That's why we've written a letter with our friends at Oxfam to encourage Kiwis like you, to join us as we ask fashion companies to take more ambitious action on climate change.

Here's how you can take action right here in Aotearoa.

1. Re-share this post
2. Tag your favourite fashion brand to encourage them to align with the UN Fashion Charter.

Read our open letter here - https://bit.ly/COP27blog

Open letter urging Kiwis to encourage fashion companies to align with the UN Fashion Charter The fashion industry’s contribution to the climate crisis has been widely reported on and many of us are actively seeking to change the way we shop, care for, and pass on our clothes. It’s a fact that the fashion industry generates more carbon emissions than international flights and shipping co...

13/11/2022

Gift for Life card in action

One of our most popular Gift for Life products is the Mini Moo! For only $75, a cow provides a sustainable source of income for a family living in poverty.

''After receiving a calf and dairy farming training, I began to get a better price for my milk. And with the new skills I learned to grow my business, I am now the second-best farmer in my district.”- Shanmugarasa from Sri Lanka.

Interested in buying the Mini Moo gift? Check out our video straight from the field!

To purchase a Gift for Life gift for your loved one click here: https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 11/11/2022

Check out our nifty new Christmas and greeting card packs! They have a gorgeous, unique hand-drawn design your family and friends will love

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 10/11/2022

Do you want to be a part of a team who are working to alleviate suffering for the world's most vulnerable?

Tearfund is hiring a number of exciting roles! Apply now or tag a friend who may be interested :)

https://www.tearfund.org.nz/Work-With-Us

08/11/2022

Right now, over 100 world leaders are gathering in Egypt to discuss the climate crisis at a meeting called The Conference of Parties (COP27).

If you’ve been following Tearfund’s advocacy in the ethical fashion space, it probably won’t surprise you that the fashion industry is a big player in the climate crisis.

So, we think this global moment is a great opportunity for us to encourage our favourite clothing and footwear brands to be more ambitious in their commitment to tackling climate change and you can join us in adding your voice!

Here are three ways the fashion industry contributes to the climate crisis + what you can do about it: https://bit.ly/COP27_blog

Tearfund | Gift For Life 04/11/2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life

Have you seen our Gift for Life catalogue this year? Our new cards have a fresh and funky feel your friends and family will love!

Pick a gift from our catalogue, there are 17 to choose from, we'll send you a card and your gift will be sent overseas to a family living in poverty.

The perfect way to honour your loved one and donate a life-changing gift to someone in need.

Be sure to check them out! https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Tearfund | Gift For Life Gift for Life is a charity catalogue filled with unique and meaningful gifts that Kiwis can purchase to support Tearfund's projects overseas

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 03/11/2022

A couple of weeks ago we visited our Farming and Enterprise partner, Nasituan, on Tanna Island, Vanuatu and we were excited about how local growers are being empowered.

Nasituan helps local farmers increase their incomes by growing coffee and vegetables and develop agri-tourism.

Our partner teaches local growers how to get the best out of their crops and improve their quality to supply markets. The next step was to help growers link to markets for what they produce.

Now, these growers can supply export-quality crops including coffee to places like Mojo, a New Zealand-based coffee roaster, café and wholesale supplier.

Just before the pandemic, Mojo staff were sent to Vanuatu to train the farmers on coffee roasting and give them barista training. Now, we are seeing the fruits of those efforts. While we were there, they started live trials serving coffee to the public and in the week after we left, they launched their container café!

We also got to see their very first vanilla harvest. Those beans will be sold to buyers and tourists in the coming months. With this extra income, local farmers can pay for school expenses so their children can receive an education. It also means there is something set aside for family emergencies like medical care.

Nasituan is part of the Safe, Aware, Free and Empowered programme (SAFE). Jointly funded by Tearfund and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the SAFE Programme is a five-year programme to ensure vulnerable households in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Sri Lanka and Myanmar are protected from modern slavery and are economically self-sufficient.

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
New Zealand High Commission in Vanuatu

Boot Camp: helpful tips to care for your shoes 02/11/2022

Boot Camp: helpful tips to care for your shoes

This year, in our in-depth article, "Footwear: An Industry Laced With Exploitation," we exposed the exploitation and environmental concerns that are linked to our shoes.

One way we can tread lighter for people and the planet is by extending the life of our footwear. Here are six actions you can take to ensure your shoes live long and happy lives. https://bit.ly/CareForYourShoes1

Boot Camp: helpful tips to care for your shoes This year, Tearfund turned up the heat on the footwear industry, exposing the exploitation and environmental concerns linked to our shoes in our article "Footwear: An Industry Laced with Exploitation". One way we can respond and tread lighter for people and the planet is by extending the life of our...

01/11/2022

A Christmas gift idea your friends and family will love!

Don't know what to buy your loved one for Christmas this year? What about a goat!

Tearfund’s Gift for Life charity catalogue is filled with unique and meaningful gift ideas. Including goats, cows, chickens, coffee and much more!

Pick a gift, there are 17 to choose from, we'll send you a card and your gift will be sent overseas to a family living in poverty.

The perfect way to honour your loved one and donate a life-changing gift to someone in need.

Giving a little has never meant so much!

Check out our gift catalogue here: https://bit.ly/GiftForLife2022

Photos from Tearfund New Zealand's post 30/10/2022

Here are five ways you can look after the people who make our shoes and the planet.

Which R will you action? Comment below!

To learn more about the 5Rs and how you can make change for shoemakers read our in-depth article, Footwear: An Industry Laced with Exploitation.

https://bit.ly/FootwearExpose

Trafficking Unlocked 2022 27/10/2022

Trafficking Unlocked 2022

Tickets to Trafficking Unlocked Tauranga and Auckland close at midnight tonight and we’ve almost sold out, so get in quick!

You'll hear survivors stories, engage with our panel of expert speakers, enjoy a gala dinner and experience world class performances.

Join us as we partner with Nikko Asset Management and Royal New Zealand Ballet to help fight human trafficking in the Asia-Pacific region, at our biggest fundraiser of the year!

This is an event you don't want to miss. We'll see you there! https://bit.ly/TraffickingUnlocked2022

Trafficking Unlocked 2022 When: 3rd November, 2022 | 6:30pm Where: Trinity Wharf Hotel, Tauranga Buy Tickets - Tauranga   When: 4th November, 2022 | 6:30pm Where: Pullman Hotel, Auckland Buy Tickets - Auckland Mix & Mingle bubbles and canapes; dinner and drinks included.   Tearfund invites you to a charity evening rais...

A journey through war-torn Ukraine 26/10/2022

A journey through war-torn Ukraine

Kiwi doctor and author Himali McInnes, recently visited war-torn Ukraine. She writes about her surreal experience in the country, how Tearfund's partner is helping internally displaced people, and the challenges ahead for many Ukrainians.

Read her blog below! https://bit.ly/War-tornUkraine

A journey through war-torn Ukraine We enter Ukraine through one of the land border crossings at Medyka, Poland. It is a slightly surreal experience to wheel one’s rickety suitcase along a pot-holed path, past the white canvas tents set up by UNICEF and others, past the overflowing portable toilet, through the Soviet-era immigration...

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Motivated by Jesus, we encourage Kiwis to act for justice to relieve poverty among the world's most vulnerable people.

We’re passionate about ending poverty and living out God’s kingdom values of love, hope and transformation. We believe communities know the issues they face better than anyone, so we identify local community organisations around the world to partner with and work alongside.

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