Dr René Padilla is International President of Tearfund. Passionate about social justice and the part the Church plays in bringing this about, he started the Kairos Foundation in Argentina, which encourages Christians to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of poor communities.

Dr Padilla grew up in Ecuador and Colombia, studied in England and now lives in Buenos Aires in Argentina. He is the President of the Micah Network, a worldwide group of campaigning organizations aimed at mobilizing Christians against poverty.

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