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For over 50 years, Tearfund has worked with the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world by unlocking the innate potential in poor communities. We believe that it’s the people (especially the young) in these communities, who hold the key to a future in which they thrive. This approach focuses on changing hearts and minds in order to end poverty, rather than just pausing it or giving handouts.
If you’ve been a part of the Tearfund family for a while now you probably already know how much we love Village Savings Groups (VSL)s. But what are VSLs? Why are they effective? And how do they differ from other economic programs (i.e. microfinance)? Here we hope to answer some of your questions!

The solution to poverty is more than physical, it’s spiritual. Instead of handouts, you will be partnering with local churches to permanently lift families out of poverty. Will you join us?


Tearfund Canada

340 Ferrier Street
Suite 202
Markham, ON
L3R 2Z5
t: 1-800-567-8190
e: connect@tearfund.ca

Charity Number: 108222191 RR 0001