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Welcome to the Cockermouth and District on-line giving page for Christian Aid week, in which thousands of churches, irrespective of traditions, stand together to speak out for change.

Life may be considered to remain tough in the UK, to the extent that we sometimes forget how much tougher life is elsewhere in the world for a variety of reasons. Christian Aid’s long list of current emergency appeals emphasise this, being currently focused on:

Cyclone Freddy in Malawi;
the Turkey & Syrian Earthquake;
the Libyan floods;
the Ukrainian Humanitarian;
the Middle East crisis, centred on the humanitarian disaster still enfolding in Gaza.

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty, to which end it has a general focus on helping poorer communities cope with the adverse effects of the climate crisis, with its unpredictable and extreme weather patterns, responsible for some of the above mentioned appeals.

This year’s Christian Aid Week appeal is again focused on helping communities, in a sustainable manner, to build up their resilience capacities to climate change and other shocks. A video of an example of what this means in practice for a community in Burundi, who were trained to form a village savings and loan association from which income generating activities can be funded, can be watched by searching for Christian Aid Week 2024 on YouTube (full version 3:37 minutes).

Thank you if you decide to support Christian Aid with a donation.

You can learn more about Christian Aid, which helps people of all faiths and none, at www.christianaid.org.uk.
 

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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