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We're taking on the 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, as she took part in a Voluntary Loans and Savings group. Today, Aline can afford food, clothes, and essential healthcare for her family.

There’s more people Christian Aid could reach – and that’s why we're fundraising and taking part in 70K in May. I (Tom) saw for myself the impact of Voluntary Savings and Loans groups, when I visited a Christian Aid partner in northern Kenya in 2019. I still work for Christian Aid and hear regularly of how impactful our work is around the world.

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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Updates

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Tom Wyke
6 days ago
Another active week

This week has seen us complete some more runs (including the Golden Mile and the Parks Life Fell Race fun run), as well as dog walks, including a Saturday morning Onesie walk - check out Bethia's outfit! Today we went on another bike ride, which has now taken us to a family total of 236km (including over 50km each for Ezra and Bethia). We're on track! Thanks for your generous support!

Christian Aid
2 weeks 5 days ago
75% of target reached!

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

Tom Wyke
2 weeks 5 days ago
A weekend walk and bike ride

On Saturday we took Rascal for a 4.5km walk and on Sunday we went on a 13km cycle ride along the High Peak Trail! Thanks for all the donations so far!