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Christian Aid Week has been part of our lives for many years - David was collecting for Christian Aid before the first moon landing in 1969. We like Christian Aid because it works closely with local people to design and deliver projects which will meet the needs that they have identified, and benefits people of all faiths and none.

For many years we trod the streets, knocking on doors to ask for donations. That doesn't work so well now, at least in our part of London. So we are asking our friends and relations to join us push back against poverty in places like Burundi, where 70% of people are malnourished.

Christian Aid is 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.

Christian Aid could reach many more people – and that’s why we're  taking part in 70K in May.

The money raised can help ensure more people get the skills and knowledge they need to fulfill 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!

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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