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Dear Parish of St John's Church Southbourne,

This year we are raising funds to help poor disadvantaged people get the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their hopes and ambitions, in Burundi in East Central Africa

Poverty pushed Aline to the brink. She was abused, homeless and hungry. With Christian Aid funding she attended a small business training course, achieving what had seemed impossible - a vital income for her and her children.

Aline started trading avocados and peanuts locally. With her profits, she bought a bicycle so she could transport greater quantities of goods to markets further afield. 

Today, Aline lives peacefully on her own plot of land in a remote village in the Kayogoro Commune in Makamba Province. She’s baked her own bricks and is building a strong home for her and her children in every sense. 

Now Aline can afford food, clothes and essential healthcare for her family. She’s also purchased solar panels so her children can do their evening homework by electric light. 

Thank you so much for your generosity to help vulnerable families push back against poverty this Christian Aid Week.

Please donate now.  

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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