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48,154 people received emergency food packages and medical assistance

Emergency Response

In August 2010, Pakistan was hit by its worst natural disaster in living memory. An estimated 18 million people were affected by the floods and we were able to respond rapidly to support thousands of families affected. Over the past year we have also continued to support the disaster recovery work in Haiti. Working alongside partner organisations, programmes have been established to rebuild schools and homes, provide trauma counselling and support for people in re-establishing their businesses.

Lives transformed: 85,500

Key achievements:

  • Pakistan: 2,059 households in Southern Sindh and 4,300 households in Khyber Pashtoonkhwa Province received emergency food packages and mosquito nets.
  • Pakistan: More than 10,000 people received medical assistance through health camps being set up in remote rural communities.
  • Pakistan: 100 teachers participated in five-day disaster recovery training and received small grants and business skills to enable them to find new ways to earn a living.
  • Haiti: 500 new homes built to re-house people living in temporary shelters
  • Haiti: 70 children’s clubs educating children about good hygiene
  • Haiti: More than 400 families received small grants to re-start businesses
  • Haiti: 1,500 farmers received tools and seeds to enable them to re-plant their fields

490 foster familiesprovided wih financial support and training, 25 abandoned children placed with foster families

1200 people taught new farming methods, 1800 received training to start their own business.


Lives transformed: 5,2000
One third of Cambodians live below the poverty line. Drought over recent years has led to the failure of crops, Tearfund’s programmes are helping farmers adapt to the changing climate and improve their agricultural practices.

Key achievements:

  • 200 rural families taught new methods of farming and irrigation and 100 families started breeding pigs
  • 300 families received loans and skills training to help them start and manage their own small business.
  • 25 orphaned or abandoned children placed with local foster families;
  • 430 existing foster families provided with financial support to cover school fees and relational support through monthly social work visits.
  • 60 foster parents given additional training on parenting skills, life skills and child protection.
  • Task’s foster care programme evaluated as a model of best practice. This learning is being shared with other Tearfund partners.

3,750 people have access to clean water


Lives transformed: 3,750

Key achievements:

  • 17 shallow wells were improved and protected
  • 17 Water Point Committees (WPCs) were trained to repair and carry out routine maintenance
  • A community fund for spare parts was established in each community
  • Hygiene and sanitation sensitization and training was conducted with 3,750 people

500 orphan children supported

255 vulnerble women provided with training to start their own business.


Lives transformed: 2,500

Corruption is endemic in Uganda and is an accepted way of life. Tearfund is working with local partners and churches to bring accountability to local government.

Key achievements:

  • 57 communities and churches engaged in the Participatory Empowerment Programme (PEP) which enables them to identify their own needs and tap into local resources to address health, education, and other issues associated with poverty.
  • 500 orphan children supported and encouraged to speak out about issues which affect them.
  • 255 vulnerable women provided with small-scale grants and skills training to enable them to establish their own businesses.

338 girls supported to leave to leave prostitution and given support through a rehabilitation and care programme, 26 orphans receiving community based care and support

576 adults and children affected by HIV supported and thousands more living in slums made aware of HIV and prevention techniques.


**Lives transformed: 4,000

Trafficking remains a major issue with an estimated 575,000 children being forced into slavery within India.

Key achievements

  • Five high-profile convictions of brothel keepers who were trafficking women and girls.•
  • 122 women and 81 girls supported to leave prostitution and given counselling and practical support through a rehabilitation and care programme.
  • 60 women and 75 girls received job skills training to help them find employment or set up a small business, such as seamstresses or hairdressers for example.
  • 26 orphans received community-based care and support, including food, clothing and access to education.
  • 88 families affected by AIDS received regular counselling, home visits and care.
  • Eight families affected by HIV were provided with nutritional and material support.
  • Thousands of people living in Mumbai slums, who would not otherwise have access to healthcare, received basic healthcare thanks to two new clinics being created
  • 4,000 people living in slums learnt about HIV awareness and prevention through proven techniques such as street plays and film shows.

15,000 migrants made aware of HIV

Mekong Region (Myanmar, Thailand, China)

The political and economic state of the country remains dire with continuing emigration as poor villages seek employment in neighbouring Thailand. Our partners (Mekong Minority Foundation, Myanmar Baptist Convention, New Life Centre Foundation, Bless China International, and Cedar Fund) have established a focus on projects that protect the legal rights of migrants and train them in job skills so they can become less dependent on agriculture and earn a living through other means.

Key achievements:
(This work will continue with revised objectives in 2011)

  • 15,000 migrants learnt about HIV as a network of 150 HIV champions raised awareness in their communities
  • 35 legal cases taken up on behalf of migrants who were being exploited by their employer in Thailand
  • Four people received job skills training
  • 16 churches trained to support migrants in adapting to their new culture, to know their legal rights and to protect themselves from exploitation and HIV

3,430 vulnerable women trained in micro-business skills through recently established self-help groups and 500 more in already established self-help groups helped to start their own business.

Ethiopia & Malawi (funded by Irish Aid through Tearfund UK)

Lives transformed: 55,000 people

KHC is one of the fast growing denominations in Ethiopia. Currently KHC has more than 7,700 local congregations and an estimated 6.7 million members. One of the challenges of rapid growth has been developing effective and accountable management systems. We have supported and trained KHC leadership to improve governance, financial accountability and the monitoring of their impact.

Key achievements

  • 343 self-help groups established to enable vulnerable women to work together to socially and economically improve their lives. These women have been trained in micro-business skills, including basic financial management.
  • 500 members of rural self-help groups that were already in existence were helped to start silk production and bee-keeping businesses.
  • Thousands of illiterate members of self-help groups helped through an informal education promotion programme.
  • 300 KHC staff members trained in self-governance and strategic planning.
  • 150 KHC key staff trained in financial and project management.

800 orphans being cared for, supported and receiving basic training to enable them to be self sufficient in their local communities.

2800 vulnerable women helped by addressing gender inequality and domestic violence


After years of economic and social destruction, the Zimbabwean economy has recorded some progress toward stability. Zimbabwe’s power-sharing coalition, which was formed after the disputed and troubled elections in 2008, has managed to stay together. President Robert Mugabe has called for elections in 2012 but civil society campaigners feel that polling cannot proceed until constitutional reforms are complete. There are also fears that elections will destabilise the country and lead to renewed violence.

Key achievements:

  • A research and mapping report on children at risk in Harare was published, to enable churches and communities to work together more effectively.
  • More than 500 orphaned children were cared for in their local community and they received regular support from trained volunteers.
  • More than 180 church leaders were envisioned to mobilise their churches to care for vulnerable children.
  • Consultations were held with 14 churches to enable them to address gender inequality and domestic violence in their communities.
  • As part of a scheme to help orphaned children generate income, more than 120 children were given animals, veterinary support and basic training in looking after livestock.
  • Sixty-three orphaned children attended workshops on basic enterprise skills, to help them set up businesses.
  • More than 350 volunteers, representing 126 churches, were trained to promote children’s rights, provide trauma support and be an advocate for orphans.
  • A library was established in Bulawayo to make educational text books more widely available to poor families who cannot afford to purchase them.


Approximately 32% of the population live below the poverty line in Myanmar. In 2008 Cyclone Nargis resulted in the death of 138,000 people and left 2.5 million people homeless. Tearfund is working with its partners to help build the capacity of communities so they can sustain their own development as well as prepare for and be aware of the risk of natural disasters and emergencies. Tearfund supports its partner World Concern Myanmar (WCM) to implement a Rehabilitation and Recovery Livelihoods Programme and a Community Transformation Programme. Each has individual ways of working with the local people in communities to bring about sustainable change and transformation.

Key Achievements

Post-crisis Rehabilitation and Recovery Livelihoods Programme

  • 138 share cropping agreements have been signed at 7 different villages.
  • 51 signed land use right agreements between landless and land owners for winter crop production.
  • 28 Self Help Groups were established in 20 villages.
  • 494 people received nutrition training and 270 nursing and pregnant women showed an improved test score on breastfeeding.
  • 20 Growth Monitoring Teams were established, these teams carry out growth monitoring visits for children under 5years in the 20 project villages.
  • Disaster Risk Reduction training was provided to 20 villages.
  • Accountability and empowerment training provided to 500 people.

Mon Community Transformation Program

  • 13 Community Health Workers trained and provided with primary health care medication and hygiene kits.
  • 5 Growth Monitoring Teams with 107 participants were formed.
  • 30 Advocacy meetings were held in 30 villages with 1224 participants, 647 of whom were women.
  • 19 Village Development Committees were created and 13 Village Action Plans were facilitated and supported.
  • 256 people were tested for Malaria and 29 people received treatment.
  • 6 women from 6 Village Development Committees have been appointed as leaders in a role within the community previously or traditionally held by men.