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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 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!

(As you all know I have a husband and daughter that will rat on me if I don't complete my daily challenge of 3k to 5k)

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Kate Hobson
3 weeks 2 days ago
I'm done....

71 km done 

Did an extra one as a just in case 

Thanks again for all your prayers and donations. I've still got money coming in from a sponsor form so I will let everyone know the final total in a week or so xxx

Kate Hobson
4 weeks ago
14km to go

Made it to the front cover of the Wharfedale, go me 

Money aised so far ....... £720 

Thank you so so much for donating 

Christian Aid
1 month ago
Target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached its target!

Kate Hobson
1 month ago
Busking and I'm famous....

Wow well done Eric on busking in the market square this morning and thanks to all who donated.

I'm famous I've made it to the local rags (wharfedale observer) web page with photo! so maybe I'll be in print next Thursday too.

I'm over halfway with the KM and I've been promised a very long 'Lady's that lunch' walk on Monday (hope not too long, I do have work the same day!) they've also promised me pizza at the end.....



Kate Hobson
1 month 1 week ago
Eric Cairns

Thank you Eric for saying YES to busking on Friday. If you have the time you'll see Eric busking in the market square mid morning 

Kate Hobson
1 month 1 week ago

Wow what a sunny day we are having here in Otley, I decided to do the hedgehog hunt as part of today's km. Total km so far is 24km amd my asthma is getting better so that's a plus and I've had more off line donations. Thanks everyone for your money but especially your prayers of healing so I can do this 79k in May x

Christian Aid
1 month 1 week ago
50% of target reached!

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

Christian Aid
1 month 2 weeks ago
First donation received!

Congratulations! This activity has received its first donation!

Kate Hobson
1 month 2 weeks ago
May the 4th be with you

I'm getting there even with my asthma!!! 10km down an £64 raised off line.

Thank you x

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