Gifts are tax-deductible
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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Since 1971, Tearfund has supported the grassroots development initiatives of hundreds of local partners.

Build a Village: Local Business

Build a Village: Local Business




Setting up a small business helps people create an income to support their families, empowers them with a sense of worth and achievement, and provides a service to the local community. This gift helps people establish a small business or other income-generating activity in their community.

This gift includes:

  • A miniature popup shop to assemble.
  • A card with information card on how your gift helps.
  • A blank envelope for your card.
How your gift helps

Tearfund's partners understand their local communities, working at the grass roots to support people to reach their God-given potential. They look at the big picture – working together with communities on a range of activities to address poverty.

By purchasing from our Build a Village range, you’re contributing to our partners’ work in local communities and empowering people to reach their God-given potential.

As a little reminder of your donation, we’ve included a small building for you to put together at home, church or school. You can decorate it, set it up and share it with friends and family.

What you receive
  • Choose from a printed kit (or no kit, just a tax-deductible receipt).
  • Note: Print-at-home (PDF) and E-cards are NOT available for this gift.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the kit.
  • Printed kits include:
    • A miniature popup shop to assemble.
    • An information card that reminds you how your gift is helping communities overcome poverty.
    • A blank envelope for your card.
    • Free standard postage within Australia (5-7 working days) or $7 for Express Post. Express Post kits 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: Please see our FAQs for updated delivery information during COVID-19.
    • Note: We cannot ship printed kits outside Australia.
    • Note: We do NOT write on your kits — they are delivered to you to personalise.
  • A tax-deductible receipt.

All printed cards and envelopes use PEFC certified paper and are produced according to ISO 14001 environmental standards.


Please see our FAQs for updated delivery information.