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For over 40 years, I have supported Christian Aid in their efforts to give people all over the third world a better life.

A house to house collection used to be our main fund-raiser but Covid put an end to it, so now we rely on this digital way to contact our supporters.

"We believe in life before death" is a target which has been achieved for many through learning skills to grow new crops or rebuild homes to withstand climate change. However the need for help has not diminished, and we must not stop our efforts to make the world a fairer place for all.

This year's campaign focuses on Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world where 85% of the working population are employed in agriculture. Climate change and lack of land are making this increasingly difficult.

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. If you have a home, chances are there's no electricity or running water, and it may not even survive the next storm.

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.

Please 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