Christian Aid

We support Christian Aid, a Christian charity that is working to bring an end to poverty around the world by tackling its root causes as well as its effects.


Christian Aid Week


Its not too late to donate using our online e-envelope.


Covid-19, conflict and the climate crisis are pushing more of our global neighbours into a struggle for survival. Christian Aid is striving to support communities across the globe, in Afghanistan, India, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Columbia, Myanmar and many more including Ukraine, as part of the DEC emergency appeal.


For Ukraine they are working with 3 partner organisations in the ACT Alliance; Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) in Ukraine and Hungary, the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Poland, and Swiss Church Aid (HEKS) in Ukraine, Hungary and Romania, to offer assistance to internally displaced peoples and to refugees.

 

The campaign for Christian Aid week this year focuses on Zimbabwe, where the climate crisis is making life harder for vulnerable communities - droughts can now last up to 3 years and families are going hungry. The economy and the livelihoods of the poor in Zimbabwe are highly vulnerable to climate change due to their heavy reliance on rain-fed agriculture.


Christian Aid is working in Zimbabwe through the BRACT project. The project is stimulating climate smart crop and livestock production, profitable production and marketing of drought tolerant field crops, horticulture, post-harvesting processes (including storage), fodder production, farming as a business and marketing skills. The project is also supporting vocational and entrepreneurship activities for young people to diversify their sources of livelihood.


Through these interventions families are better able to withstand the recurrent climate and economic shocks and stresses. So far it has supported 27,178 people.

 

One of these is Janet Zirugo she said:

“During that drought, with no harvests, and little food, seeing my children and grandchildren without enough to eat was heart-breaking, I thought they were going to die, it was such a distressing moment, we had to get relief food.”

"Using conservation agriculture that we have been trained, planting of small grains, we now realize that despite little rainfall, we can still harvest good crops”

Take a look at the video below of Janet’s story.



 

Every donation counts, we will be having envelopes in church for your donations, but have also, as last year, arranged an online Christian Aid e-envelope.


Please help us in supporting Christian Aid to help people living in poverty,

 

Every Gift. Every action. Every prayer. Every one of us can change lives.


A blessing for Christian Aid week and beyond:


In the name of God who plants the seed of justice:

Be hungry.

In the name of Christ who hangs on the tree of love:

Be fruitful. 

And in the name of the Spirit who inspires God’s will in our hearts and our lives:

Be celebrated. 

You are Christ’s people, here and throughout the world now and forever. 

Amen.