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Christian Aid's Philanthropy & Partnerships Team (and friends!) are taking on the Christian Aid Week 2024 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 many more people Christian Aid could reach – and that’s why we're fundraising.

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 visiting our page and for your support!

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Updates

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Lara Sherwood
1 week 3 days ago
Philanthropy & Partnerships Pacers hit the 400km mark!

We're now over half-way through May, and the Philanthropy & Partnerships Pacers have collectively run, cycled, swum, and walked 420km! Thank you so much for all your donations, which are motivating us to keep ticking off the kilometres on our countdown to 70 each!

Lara Sherwood
1 week 3 days ago
Target increased!

Thanks to the incredible generosity of all our family and friends, we're soon to hit £500! So we've decided to up our target to £700, which seems fitting for our 70k in May challenge to celebrate Christian Aid Week 2024, in which there are 7 days to make a difference! 

Christian Aid
2 weeks 6 days ago
Target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached its target!

Christian Aid
2 weeks 6 days ago
75% of target reached!

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

Christian Aid
3 weeks 5 days ago
50% of target reached!

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

Christian Aid
3 weeks 5 days 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