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My story

I'm David and I live on Woodborough Grange in Winscombe.

Having worked for Christian Aid for just over a year I've seen the amazing transformation that can occur in local communities through community led and run development projects. I wanted to invite you to join with me to achieve transformation for some of the poorest people on the planet.

This year we're featuring a project in Malawi where pigeon peas are helping to make a big difference to families struggling to pay for school fees. No mum should have the heart-breaking choice of which child to educate and which one will miss out on their dreams. 

At Christian Aid 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. Through our campaigns we hold the powerful to account so together, we can help people secure a better future for their families, giving them the chance to fulfill their potential.

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.

Christian Aid works with local partners and communities to fight injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change and help people claim the services and rights to which they are entitled. Christian Aid stands with people of all faiths and none. It's the official relief and development and advocacy agency of 41 British and Irish church denominations.

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