This Christian Aid Week (12-18 May 2024), help us 'push back against poverty'. We will be delivering the traditional red envelopes with the May issue of the Teddington Parish Newsletter but you can also donate via the QR code below, or use this link Donate to Christian Aid, or to a local address if you would rather use cash.

For inspiration, here is the story of Aline from Burundi, a central African country where 70% of the population are affected by poverty. Married young, then later forced to flee from her violent husband and separated from her children, Aline ended up on the streets.

Her life was turned around by a community workshop funded by Christian Aid, where she was taught how to form a Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) and establish a steady income. VSLAs mean people can save for their future and borrow money to kickstart small rural businesses. With a start-up loan, Aline was able to set up a small business, trading avocados and peanuts locally.

Due to her hard work, determination and faith, Aline’s business has grown and now she earns enough to rent a house and has been reunited with her children. She can plan for the future with hope. Aline’s long and difficult journey out of extreme poverty began with a little support, knowledge and faith from Christian Aid supporters.

Thank you for whatever you can give.