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We holding the service to  highlight the work of Christian Aid and  Christian Aid’s  Week of action that gives all an opportunity to take part ! 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 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.

There’s more people Christian Aid could reach – and that’s why I’m fundraising.

The money raised can help ensure more people get the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.  £10/€12 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! 

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Bob Loade
1 week 6 days ago
The Service

Hi all , Reverends Colin McClure and Julian Hamilton led a lovely service yesterday on Slemish mountain. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were about 20 of us present for the worship,Sharing songs,  prayers and readings as a Christian community in Unity. We gave thanks for the work of Christian aid and its partners and the opportunity we each have to push back against poverty in this world. 

Thank you for all your support to date. 

Christian Aid
2 weeks ago
Target reached!

Congratulations! This activity has reached its target!

Christian Aid
2 weeks 1 day ago
75% of target reached!

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

Christian Aid
2 weeks 3 days ago
50% of target reached!

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

Bob Loade
2 weeks 4 days ago
Parking spaces

Hi all,

just been up for another look. There is room for about 32 cars in the car park and some space on the Lane. So there should not be a problem. The weather is meant to be good. But if it isnt ,the Slemish display block will hold about 30 people. Bring an umbrella just in case. Even if it does rain it won't last long. Best wishes  

Bob Loade
3 weeks 4 days ago
Great views and plenty of room for parking

There is plenty of room for parking at the Carnstroan Lane carpark. There is also a public toilet handy. There is great views towards the Sperrin mountains and Lough Neagh. Lets hope the weather is good. 

Christian Aid
1 month 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