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We are Linda and Steve from Hounslow and have been supporting the work of Christian Aid for over 30 years.

We are taking on the 70K in May challenge not only to fundraise but also to raise the profile of Christian Aid among family, friends and our community.

We like Christian Aid's way of working with local partners on the ground, to provide long-term sustainable development in some of the most vulnerable communities. In other words - 'we believe in life before death'.

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Linda Joyce
2 days 21 hours ago
Thank you everyone who supported us and donated.

on Thursday 23rd May at 11.30 am we completed our 70k in May challenge for Christian Aid. 

Our original target of £300 was surpassed and reached £ 513.75.


We have been humbled by the prayers, support and love for the work of Christian Aid. Knocked out by the wonderful conversation we have had about Christian Aid, including why we are doing the 70k challenge and people wanting to know more about ways to help our neighbours like Aline. 

Thank you one and all for your amazing support.

And the greatest of these is Love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Linda Joyce
2 weeks 1 day ago
A great start to Christian Aid week

We have had a great start to CAW.

Not only did our Sunday Worship focus on CAW and Aline's story but it was followed by a very successful cake sale raising over £296.

Now our 70k in May fundraising target has been passed with a current total of £375 in donations and only 15k more to go. 

Thank you to everyone for your amazing support.

And the greatest of these is LOVE - 1 Corinthians 13: 13b 

Christian Aid
2 weeks 3 days ago
Target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached its target!

Christian Aid
2 weeks 4 days ago
50% of target reached!

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

Linda Joyce
2 weeks 4 days ago
11 days into the 70k in May challenge and still going.

Getting off the sofa wasn't easy but we have cover 43 of the 70K since Wednesday 1st May. 

Thank you to those who donated so far we are nearly at the 50% mark. 

Please continue to pray for us, everyone fundraising in Christian Aid Week and for the amazing work of Christian Aid. 

Let's push back poverty together. 

Christian Aid
4 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