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I’m fundraising this Christian Aid Week! Why? To help people push back against poverty. Did you know, malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of people in Burundi?

"Christian Aid are working to empower families in Burundi to 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. We 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."

Although this is the main focus of Christian Aid Week, they are also part of the Disasters Emergency Committee and have raised funds for the people of Ukraine, Gaza, those affected by the earthquake in Turkey & Syria. They work with partners on the ground who know what is needed.

St Andrew's walking group will take part in 2 walks together during May as well as individual walks to achieve 70k plus !!


Christian Aid
1 week 3 days ago
Activity closed!

The activity was closed

Rosalind Robinson
2 weeks 1 day ago
More targets achieved!

Walking group members, P & F have walked well over 70k between them, as well as taking part in the group walks.

Well done to them!

Christian Aid
3 weeks 5 days ago
Target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached its target!

Christian Aid
3 weeks 5 days ago
75% of target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached 75% of its target!

Rosalind Robinson
1 month ago
Second Walk completed on Sunday 19th May

16 people took part in a walk today, plus one dog, ages ranging from nearly 18 months (partly walking and partly in a buggy), to over 70. Between us we walked 103 km. on another lovely sunny day.


Total of the 2 walks makes 162 km - Challenge more than completed!


Christian Aid
1 month 1 week ago
50% of target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached 50% of its target!

Rosalind Robinson
1 month 1 week ago
St Andrew's Church Walking Group joint target

7 people completed the first walk on Saturday 11th May, walking 59k between us so far, on a lovely sunny day.

Individuals are also walking to achieve their own targets.

Watch this space!

Christian Aid
2 months 1 week ago
First donation received!

Congratulations! This activity has received its first donation!

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