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This year Christian Aid week focuses on Malawi. St Joseph's Church has a special link to Malawi through our parish priest Fr Nazarius Mgungwe. He knows first-hand the heart-breaking choices Malawians have to face.

Jen, a Malawi pigeon pea grower is facing such a heart-breaking choice: which child to educate and which one will miss out on their dreams. No mum should have to face such a choice.

No hard-working young person should be forced to give up on education, locking them into poverty, but this is what one of Jen's sons might have to do.

We dream of a better world. We want every child to be able to have the education they need to break free of poverty. Together we can help farmers, such as Jen, plant better seeds, secure a fairer price for the crops, and build happier futures for their children.

With your help, we can make dreams come true around the world. We won’t stop until everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

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