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Each purchase of a Useful Gift is a tax-deductible donation.
Long-term effectiveness
Tearfund in Australia was founded in 1971. We have a long track-record of good development that has lasting benefits.
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Supporting local partners
Since 1971, Tearfund has supported the grassroots development initiatives of hundreds of local partners.

Women's Empowerment

Women's Empowerment



Lasting transformation happens when women are supported, connected and empowered. This gift impacts individual women, their families and communities through Self-Help Groups, training and income-generation activities.

How your gift helps

Lasting transformation happens when women are supported, connected and empowered. For decades, many of Tearfund’s Christian partners have seen significant change in families and communities through women’s Self-Help Groups (SHGs).

Through these groups, women's skills are increased and they are empowered and grow in confidence through social support, income-generation activities, training and education in gender equality.

In India, one partner supports over 20,000 marginalised women through SHGs. In Ethiopia, one group member who is HIV-positive shares, “My relatives and friends abandoned me, but the SHG members didn’t. The SHG is my life!”

What you receive
  • Choose from a Printed Card, Download & Print (PDF), E-card, or No Card.
  • Links to Download & Print (PDF) and E-cards are emailed to you after checkout.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the card.
  • Printed cards:
    • A blank envelope for your card.
    • Free standard postage within Australia or $7 for Express Post. Note: Please see our FAQs for updated delivery information during COVID-19. Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 12pm AEST. Please note: Express Post only operates in these areas within Australia.
    • Note: We cannot ship printed cards outside Australia (but you can still order the digital cards).
    • Note: We do NOT write on your cards — they are delivered to you to personalise.
  • A tax-deductible receipt.