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For over 75 years Christian Aid has been supporting many of the world's  most marginalised people. Since I began working as a 'rep' I've been so impressed by the highly effective  way the charity uses its resources. This year's Christian Aid Week ( 12-18 May) is focussing on the people of  Burundi,  one of the world's 5 poorest countries. 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, chances are there's no electricity or running water, and it may not even survive the next storm.

One courageous mother, Aline, had been pushed to the brink. She had been  abused,  and ended up homeless and hungry on the streets. But she  pushed back. She found a lifeline through Christian Aid funded small business training and she set up as a grocery wholesaler. This meant Aline achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children.

You can help ensure more people in Burundi get the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

Will you donate what you can  and help someone like Aline 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