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Whatever our problems here at home, the people of Malawi are bearing the brunt of the consequences of climate change. Crops fail because of drought or are washed away by exceptional floods. Agriculture is the source of both food and cash to pay for essentials such as education.

Families have the heart-breaking choice of which child to educate and which one will miss out on their dreams. We believe no hardworking young person should be forced to give up on education, locking them into poverty.

We dream of a better world. Together with Christian Aid you can help families, often with lone mothers, to thrive and for children to realise their potential and break free from poverty.

Your gift can help Christian Aid sponsor local co-operatives promoting efficient cultivation of drought-resistant pigeon peas (gungo peas). These are highly nutritious, soil improving legumes that can be turned into flour, and generate cash through baking. Find out more at:

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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