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I’m taking on the challenge of 70K in May. This is because Christian Aid works in a variety of ways, both in the UK and overseas. It is an organisation that works at grass roots level with partner organisations in the village setting, assessing needs and helping individuals, community groups or villages to train and work together to  form co-operatives, increase farming skills and techniques and plan sustainable futures.

An example of this work is in Burundi - the focus of this years Christian Aid week. Aline, found a lifeline in Christian Aid after she felt the full force of extreme poverty, when an early marriage ended in abuse and violence. Christian Aid 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 also responds to the various humanitarian crises as they happen and these include Ukraine, Israel and particularly the Occupied Palestinian territories providing, through partner organisations, mobile health clinics (often bicycles), drinking water, food and basic clothing or hygiene kits.

Finally Christian Aid creates awareness and information on what we can do in the UK - how we might ask questions politically and consider poverty caused by debt and climate change so if you can I would be grateful for any support. Thank you

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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