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I’m taking on the challenge of 70K in May, 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. The charity 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. My goal is to do 10 7k runs throughout the rest of the month, which is more than I would normally do in that time, so it's making a change in my usual running routine, as well as for those whom Christian Aid support!

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!


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Mark Sims
2 weeks 6 days ago
Run #9 FINAL RUN!

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3 weeks 3 days ago
Run #7

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3 weeks 6 days ago
Run #6

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3 weeks 6 days ago
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Mark Sims
4 weeks 1 day ago
Run #5 Done! Halfway Point!

Christian Aid
4 weeks 2 days ago
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Mark Sims
1 month ago
Run #4 Done!

Mark Sims
1 month ago
Run #3 Done!

Mark Sims
1 month 1 week ago
Run #2 Done!

Mark Sims
1 month 1 week ago
First Run Done!

I completed my first 7k for the 70k in May Challenge!  

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