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Hi, We are fundraising this Christian Aid Week to help people in many countries that no-one else is helping; to push back against their fragile existence. Malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of people in Burundi, and in so many other troubled places around the world.

Christian Aid is working to empower families in Burundi to build reliable and diverse incomes. Take Aline: she found a lifeline in Christian Aid after she fell into extreme poverty when an early marriage ended in abuse, and violence. She was helped  with small-business training and, with a small loan from your fundraising, she set up as a grocery wholesaler - on her bicycle!  Today, Aline can afford food, clothes, and essential healthcare for her family.

There are more people Christian Aid could reach – and that’s why we are fundraising.

The money you give can help people get the skills and know-how they need to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.  £10 could provide one person with the training that supports their family to set up a small business, such as selling home-grown vegetables.

Our neighbourhood can make a lasting difference through this gritty but worthwhile door-to-door collecting, or through our online page.  Thank you for your support! 

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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