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Monica, Chris, John, Pamela and Lisa - members of the Ministry Team at St Mary's Church, Bottesford - are taking on the 70k in May challenge.

We all have our individual reasons for taking part - but together we are doing it to raise awareness and funds for the amazing work Christian Aid does with its partners, in countries around the world, to push back against poverty.  

For example, 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. They 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 are more people Christian Aid could reach – and that’s why we're fundraising and taking part in 70K in May.

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.

Please support us in prayer and by donating today if you can - thank you! 

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Christian Aid
2 weeks ago
50% of target reached!

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

Lisa Smith
3 weeks 5 days ago
Lisa's first walk!

A lovely evening for my first walk of the challenge!  2.45k done :)

Christian Aid
3 weeks 6 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