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No mum should have the heart-breaking choice of which child to educate and which one should miss out on their dreams. 

No hardworking young person should be forced to give up on education, locking them into poverty.

We dream of a better world. We want every child to be able to have the education they need to break free of poverty. We imagine a future where crops are not flattened by cyclones and washed away by floods.

Jen and her children are paying the cost with their lives, their dreams, their futures. It’s an outrage. But there is hope as we unite this Christian Aid week.

Jen is doing everything she can to earn the money for her children’s education. She’s growing a miracle crop – pigeon peas. But without help, she is losing profits to unscrupulous middlemen, who steal her ability to provide for her children.

With your help, we can make dreams come true around the world – and help Jen take the next step to lift her family out of poverty. We won’t stop until everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Thank you for your support.

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