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Dear Supporters.

Once again St Mark's Church in Bilton Rugby will be working to raise money for Christian Aid during Christian Aid Week 2024.

Although Christian Aid is always working tirelessly around the world supporting people and children of all nationalities and faiths  in areas of crisis and desperate need, such as the earthquake stricken regions of Turkey and Syria, and the war torn areas of the Ukraine and Gaza, the focus for this year's Christian Aid Week campaign is the poverty and starvation in an area of Burundi in Africa.

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 can be scarce, disease prevalent, and jobs hard to come by.

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

Christian Aid is helping people like Aline to create and run successful businesses that lift them out of the poverty trap and enable them to support and feed themselves and their families.

We know that times are still financially difficult for many people but if you can, please make a donation and help someone to  push back against poverty this Christian Aid Week.

Thank you

Penny Street

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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