David and Tina Lippiatt founded WE International in 2007 to create effective and sustainable solutions for people affected by poverty and injustice in developing countries around the world.


Their work has taken them to Zimbabwe, Algeria, India, South East Asia, Tanzania, Congo (DRC), the Philippines, and beyond. They have witnessed how the 1970’s Khmer Rouge genocide still affects communities in Southeast Asia today. They have listened as women, men, and children told of the horrors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. They have supported projects to get vital services in place for women affected by human trafficking in South East Asia and Uganda.

As founding directors of WE International, David and Tina believe much more can be done on the front end to fight global poverty and heal the ravages of injustice and violence. As a result, WE International takes a relational approach to transform lives—providing dignity, strengthening human connections, and empowering communities.