St Helens Church, High Street, Wheathampstead, St Albans, AL4 8AA. Worship Times: 10am every Sunday

Christian Aid Week 2024

Aline (pictured) in Burundi was given the chance to help herself out of poverty by Christian Aid’s activities in her country.

In Burundi, malnourishment and poverty affect more than 70% of the population, putting them at the edge of survival. Coming back from the edge isn’t easy when food can be scarce, disease prevalent, and jobs hard to come by. If you have a home, chances are there’s no electricity or running water, and it may not even survive the next storm. Aline, pushed to the brink, was abused, homeless and hungry. But Aline pushed back. She found a lifeline through Christian Aid funded small business training and she set up as a grocery wholesaler. This meant Aline achieved what had seemed impossible, a vital income for her and her children. You can help ensure more people in Burundi get the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

Please join in Wheathampstead Churches Together’s collection for Christian Aid Week (12-18 May). Help some of the poorest people in the world find a path out of poverty. You can donate online here or pick up a traditional red envelope in church, add cash, a cheque or a charity voucher, and return it in the church collection or to the office.