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Local church, lasting transformation (2022)

Evidence of the impact of CCT in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zimbabwe


A group of smiling African community members standing in a semi-circle with their hands on a large banana stalk

Members of Zivu community, Rwanda, celebrate the modern banana plantation that they planted as part of CCT. Credit: Marcus Perkins/Tearfund

A smiling African woman wearing a brightly coloured dress pouring tea for a few people seated at a table

From: CCT impact study series

Ongoing research into the impact of church and community transformation (CCT), in partnership with State of Life

In 2022, Tearfund partnered with impact and social value specialists, State of Life, to assess the impact of Church and Community Transformation (CCT) processes in four African countries: Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. 

This research has shown that CCT brings positive, whole-life transformation to individuals and far-reaching, sustained change within communities. CCT also creates a high social return and is great value for money. Below you can read several resources which explore these compelling conclusions in more detail as well as the methodology used. 

This research is part of Tearfund and State of Life’s multi-year study of CCT processes in other countries and regions to build a full picture of the impact of CCT across the world. You can find out more about the multi-year study here.

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