Axbridge Christian Aid Group

Axbridge's Christian Aid Week Appeal 2024

Fundraising for Christian Aid
£85
raised of £500 target
by 4 supporters
Christian Aid

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We fight poverty worldwide to give everyone the chance to thrive

Story

Every Christian Aid Week, people across Britain and Ireland step out in love for our global neighbours in a joyful celebration of our determination to change the world, through our gifts, prayers and actions.

This Christian Aid Week (12-18 May), we're highlighting our work in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world financially, and one of the least prepared to combat the effects of climate crisis.

With a fragile economy built on agriculture, people in Burundi find themselves in a precarious position in the face of droughts, floods and landslides.

The global cost of living crisis has intensified the challenges families face. More than 70% of the population live in poverty, and 52% of children are chronically malnourished.

We know we can’t solve every problem that our neighbours in Burundi will face, but with our support, more families are building reliable and diverse incomes that are bringing them food security, better health, safer homes, increased resilience and hope.

‘When we see Christian Aid, we feel comforted, we feel we are not alone. We see that we have people to back us up.’ Aline Nibogora.

Read on for Aline's story and how she pushed back from the brink of survival with just a little help from Christian Aid.

Aline's story

Aline felt the full force of extreme poverty after several years of an abusive marriage ended, when her husband married another woman, forcing her to flee without her six children. She was forced to sleep on the streets of Burundi. With no home, healthcare or security, Aline was pushed to the brink of survival.

'I wandered the streets, asking anyone for a place to sleep. Those who showed me kindness would let me stay for two or three days, but it was difficult. People would insult me and treat me with contempt. They forgot I was a human being. It filled me with sorrow.’

But Aline transformed her life after meeting Christian Aid. We provided vital training and support that meant Aline could nurture a small business trading avocados and peanuts locally. This has enabled her to buy and grow nutritious food, build a home to call her own, and return her children to her side.

Aline was determined to push back against the inhumanity of poverty, driven by hope, faith and the love of her children. Against the odds she had done this, with just a little help from Christian Aid.

Will you help someone like Aline to push back against the inhumanity of poverty this Christian Aid Week?

Christian Aid Week in Axbridge

The residents of Axbridge have been very generous in giving to Christian Aid Week each May for well over 35 years. For the last four years we have successfully collected through Just Giving so once again for this year we have set up a local Christian Aid Just Giving page.

About the charity

Christian Aid

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We work with churches, individuals and local organisations in communities worldwide, supporting people of all faiths and none to rise out of poverty. We help people survive disasters, deal with the impact of climate change, find shelter from conflict and have a voice in their communities.

Donation summary

Total raised
£85.00
+ £21.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£85.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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