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I’m taking on the challenge of 70K in May. Why? To help people push back against poverty. Did you know, malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of people in Burundi?

Christian Aid are working to empower families in Burundi to build reliable and diverse incomes. Take Aline, for example. She found a lifeline in Christian Aid after she felt the full force of extreme poverty, when an early marriage ended in abuse and violence. We helped her with small business training and she set up as a grocery wholesaler. Today, Aline can afford food, clothes, and essential healthcare for her family.

There’s more people Christian Aid could reach – and that’s why I’m fundraising and taking part in 70K in May.

The money raised can help ensure more people get the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.  £10/€12 could provide one person with the training that supports their family to set up a small business, such as selling home-grown vegetables.

Together we can make a lasting difference.  Thank you for your support!


Christian Aid
3 weeks ago
Activity closed!

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Christian Aid
1 month ago
75% of target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached 75% of its target!

Michael Briggs
1 month ago
day 4

what a beautiful evening. made a few friends - well they were lambs, we probably won't stay in touch. for the week that's in it, i listened to childish gambino. 55:34.

that's 40k done, 30 to go.


Michael Briggs
1 month ago
day 3

55:32 today. The fields were misty, perfect weather for a run. Nearly half way there now myself! 

Christian Aid
1 month ago
50% of target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached 50% of its target!

Michael Briggs
1 month 1 week ago
day 2

12 hours after the first 10k, I've got another one done. Little slower this time (52:39) and calmer with Kings of Convenience's Quiet is the new Loud providing the soundtrack.

Michael Briggs
1 month 1 week ago
first 10k done.

wop. wop. wop. wop. wop
i'ma do my stuff

driven forward with a heady mix of kendrick and slipknot the first 10k of the week is down with a pb time to boot.


47mins 10 seconds

Christian Aid
1 month 3 weeks ago
First donation received!

Congratulations! This activity has received its first donation!

How your money helps

Poverty pushed Aline to the brink. She was abused, homeless and hungry. But Aline pushed back harder. With Christian Aid funded small business training, she achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children.

Fundraising this Christian Aid Week will ensure more people in Burundi get the skills and knowledge they need to push back against the inhumanity of poverty.

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Aline Nibogora is pushing back against extreme poverty in Makamba Province, Burundi by raising the living conditions of her community with the support of Christian Aid. Credit: Ndacayisaba Epitace
Aline Nigobora stands in front of her home, She wears a pink top and green skirt and is looking in the camera with a neutral expression