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My story

Christian Aid's strapline used to be "We believe in life before death" and I loved that because everyone should have the chance to live a full life where they aren't struggling to find the next meal, or having to flee from their home because of drought or floods.  Children shouldn't be denied an education just because they are living in a refugee camp having fled a war. 

Let me tell you about Aline who lives in Burundi where malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of the population.

Living a full life in Burundi 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 a small business training programme funded by Christian Aid and, as a result, she set up as a grocery wholesaler. This meant Aline achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children.

Your donation will help to ensure that there ae more stories like Aline's - people getting 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