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Christian Aid Week is an annual opportunity to bring focus onto the good work of Christian Aid, who work with other charities and partners to provide help, relief and opportunity in the poorest communities in the world.

To tackle the problem of poverty, Christian Aid campaigns against injustice and runs programmes to empower people and communities to help themselves out of poverty as well as to be robust in the case of sudden change, such as those posed by the climate.  

In Burundi, malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of the population, putting them at the edge of survival.  Coming back from the edge isn't easy when food can be scarce, disease prevalent, and jobs hard to come by.  But a charity like Christian Aid is able to provide hope.

Aline, pushed to the brink, was abused, homeless and hungry. But Aline pushed back. She found a lifeline through Christian Aid funded small business training and she set up as a grocery wholesaler. This meant Aline achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children.

You can help ensure more people in Burundi get the skills and knowledge they need to 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