19th March 2019

Transform Even More Lives


Dear Friend,


We have some brilliant news about our Matched Giving Appeal: on 11 March, the UK government increased Tearfund’s match funding limit from £2 million to £3 million! This will mean even more impact among communities in Pakistan and around the world suffering due to plastic pollution. If you have already given, thank you. If not, please make the most of this brilliant opportunity and give what you can today.



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The reason the match funding limit was increased is due to the generous response of people like you, reflecting the growing recognition in the UK and internationally that plastic pollution is a crisis that must be addressed. There are just two months left to see your donation doubled the government will match all gifts to this appeal, up to £3 million, but only until 17 May.


Donations to this appeal will help Tearfund bring transformation in countries where the need is greatest. Match funding from the UK government will be used to tackle plastic pollution around the world, restoring lives like Nargis’s*.


Nargis in Pakistan does all she can to provide her children and grandchildren with a decent place to live. More and more people are making their homes in the riverside slum where she lives. But with no rubbish collection, the build-up of waste is endangering her family's lives. Solid waste is clogging the waterways and the river often floods.


Our partner, Pak Mission Society, is determined not to let women like Nargis suffer. Working with local churches and community leaders, they are establishing innovative recycling hubs to help tackle waste and improve living conditions. These hubs enable people like Nargis to collect, dispose of, recycle or reuse waste materials, including plastics. In a country which produces more than 20 million tonnes of waste a year, this work is crucial.


£42 doubled could provide waste collection for two families like Nargis’s.



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There are many more people like Nargis. Your generous support could offer them the chance to overcome the trials they face. And escape poverty forever.


With donations to this appeal matched, until 17 May and up to £3 million, you could do so much more good. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity.


Again, if you have already donated, thank you! But, please keep praying for this appeal to be a success. And do spread the news of this fantastic opportunity among your friends.


With every blessing,



Nigel Harris

Chief Executive, Tearfund

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