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When you’re pushed to the brink of survival, putting a healthy meal in front of your family, sending your children to school, and having a small, regular income become unthinkable dreams. Yet this is the reality faced by many families in Burundi, where extreme poverty and the climate crisis are making survival a daily challenge.

With determination, hope, faith, love, and a little help from Christian Aid, Aline Nibogora secured a brighter future so her children would never have to experience the pain that she endured. Aline told us: ‘I want my children to live in complete peace and have a good future. Even though I have lived through difficult times, they have always been my priority.’

With your support this Christian Aid week, Aline can take the next step to lift her family out of poverty.

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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