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We are fundraising this Christian Aid Week in Melbourne to help people push back against poverty. For over 75 years, Christian Aid has worked in the poorest countries in the world standing up for dignity, equality and justice. Through supporting  local partner organisations in poorer communities, Christian Aid is able to improve the lives of people in those communities. 

The focus of the campaign this Christian Aid Week is Burundi where  malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of the population. Christian Aid are working to empower families in Burundi to build reliable and diverse incomes, families like Aline's. Aline found a lifeline in Christian Aid after she felt the full force of extreme poverty, when an early marriage ended in abuse and violence leaving her homeless. 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.

The money raised through this fundraising page 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 all your generous support both in the past and this year too. Over the last 6 years we have raised over £16,000 for the work of Christian Aid.



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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