At Tearfund we seek to follow Jesus where the need is greatest – to unlock people’s God-given potential and transform lives. We want to tackle the biggest causes of poverty and bring light to dark places. It starts with the church: it starts with us. When we put our faith into action, we begin to see lives restored.
Since the start of 2018, thousands of people have joined us in campaigning for the World Bank to invest more in off-grid renewable energy, shifting the balance of funding away from supporting fossil fuels. Over the last year, we have told stories from around the world of how this energy is bringing light to the darkness: creating jobs and businesses, enabling 24-hour healthcare and making it possible for children to study in the evening. Hari (pictured) is a carpenter in Nepal and has been able to expand his business thanks to clean, renewable energy from a local hydro-power plant.
We will be handing in our Light up the darkness petition to World Bank officials, to which more than 16,500 people have added their support! Our partner, Emmanuel Kimbe, will be talking to them about how solar power is transforming the lives of rural communities in Tanzania – and explaining how more investment from the World Bank would help reach more people.
Will you help us achieve the biggest impact we can for people in poverty? We’d love to show the World Bank that even more Christians around the world want it to light up the darkness.
Kit Powney, Tearfund Action