Gifts are tax-deductible
Each purchase of a Useful Gift is a tax-deductible donation.
Long-term effectiveness
TEAR Australia was founded in 1971. We have a long track-record of good development that has lasting benefits.
Audited and accredited
TEAR is fully accredited by the Australian Government, audited by registered company auditors, and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.
Supporting local partners
TEAR supports the grassroots development initiatives of more than 130 local partners.

Build a Village: Local Business

Build a Village: Local Business



Local businesses play an important role in the community. Not only do they provide community members with the items they need: they create income and opportunities for people and their families. 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 postcard that reminds you how your gift is helping communities overcome poverty.
  • A blank envelope for your card.
How your gift helps

TEAR’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 card or e-card (or no card, just a tax-deductible receipt).
  • Links to e-cards are emailed after checkout.
  • The amount you have donated will not be on the card.
  • Printed cards:
    • Free standard postage within Australia (5-7 working days) or $6 for Express Post (2-3 working days). Express Post cards will normally be sent the same day if the order is made before 1:30pm 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.