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In Burundi, malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of the population, pushing them to the edge of survival.

Coming back from the edge is not easy when food is scarce, disease is prevalent and jobs are hard to come by. In Burundi if you have a home the chances are it has no electricity or running water, and it may not even survive the next storm.

Aline Nibogora was pushed to the brink. She was married at 14 and had 6 children, but then suffered domestic violence and had to flee. She was left homeless and hungry. But Aline pushed back. She found a lifeline through small business training funded by Christian Aid which enabled her to set up as a grocery wholesaler. This meant Aline achieved what had seemed impossible - a vital income to support herself and her children.

You can help people like Aline in Burundi get the skills and knowledge they need to be able to grow and produce food, set up small businesses and improve their living standards and health and so fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

Donate and help someone push back against poverty this Christian Aid Week. 

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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