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I’m fundraising as usual on my bike this Christian Aid Week! And as usual Sue and Susie are offering plants from their gardens in exchange for donations.

This year the money we raise will help people in Burundi push back against poverty.  It's quite shocking to hear that malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of people there.

Christian Aid are working to empower families in Burundi build reliable and diverse incomes. Take Aline, for example. She found a lifeline in Christian Aid after she felt the full force of extreme poverty, when an early marriage ended in abuse and violence. Christian Aid helped her with small business training and she set up as a grocery wholesaler. Today, Aline can afford food, clothes, and essential healthcare for her family.

There’s more people Christian Aid could reach – and that’s what the money we raise will go to.

The money raised can help ensure more people get the skills and knowledge 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.

Together we can make a lasting difference.  Thank you for your support! 


Christian Aid
5 days 13 hours ago
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Mark Thompson
1 month ago

Whew.  Done that.  200 km, 14.5 hours in the saddle, 4500 metres 'climbing'. 

And scores of plants finding new homes.

Thanks to everyone who came and supported, and donated. 

Feet up now 😀

Mark Thompson
1 month 1 week ago
Day 3

93 km so far, 1962 metres climbed, 6 hours in the saddle.

Christian Aid
2 months ago
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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