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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 is scarce, disease prevalent, and jobs hard to come by. Even if you have a home, chances are there's no electricity or running water, and it may not 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 set up as a grocery wholesaler. This meant she achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children.  She is now chairperson of a Village Savings and Loan Association in order to help others.

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.  Don't forget to Gift Aid your donation, if appropriate.

Aline:  “I don't want my children to have a painful life like mine.  Remembering it makes me weep. I could never have dreamed I would one day have a brick house and be a successful businesswoman, able to feed and clothe my children.”

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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