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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Tearfund is fully accredited by the Australian Government, audited by registered company auditors, and a signatory to the ACFID Code of Conduct.
Supporting local partners
Since 1971, Tearfund has supported the grassroots development initiatives of hundreds of local partners.

Business Kick-Starter

Business Kick-Starter



Without a stable source of income, families can struggle under the burden of poverty. Give a gift that helps secure a livelihood and improve social participation!

How your gift helps

Sometimes we need a helping hand to make a new start. For mother-of-two Narjaha, taking a three-month tailoring training course through Tearfund’s partner International Nepal Fellowship (INF) was the beginning of a whole new chapter. After the training, she was given a sewing machine – and off she went! She now earns a living creating and mending clothes for local people.

Narjaha is a member of one of INF’s Self-Help Groups. It’s through this group that she was able to access tailoring training and start saving money, and she now has plans to start a tailoring training school.

This Useful Gift celebrates a real story of transformation that represents the community development work of Tearfund’s partners around the world. Your purchase of this gift is a valuable contribution to this work.

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.

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.