Liz Earle explains why she is lending her voice to fight climate change and global poverty, and why she is passionate about empowering women around the world.
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Macaila Britton interviews Liz Earle about her ambassador role with Tearfund, for Woman Alive, the U.K.’s leading Christian magazine for women––published by Premier.
In Burkina Faso, 80 per cent of people rely on agriculture in order to provide an income for themselves and their families. The current climate crisis, drought and lack of resources and support challenge families as they face poverty and teeter on the brink of survival. This is just one example that Liz Earle, Tearfund ambassador, raises when discussing the harsh realities people in underdeveloped countries are facing today.
Becoming an ambassador
“It was when I started to travel to developing countries that I really saw the work of Tearfund in action. I have a home in Kenya. My family have connections in Kenya, and I used to source a lot of botanical ingredients from East Africa [for the Liz Earle skincare brand].”
Tearfund invited Liz to Ethiopia for a first-hand experience and encounter with the people and projects they are a part of. Liz explains what she discovered: “This project was about female empowerment – introducing their savings and loan scheme in villages particularly for women so they could build their own businesses. The women I met were particularly involved in Teff [an easy-to-grow and nutritious seed] farming.”