Your gift this Christian Aid Week will help make dreams come true for vulnerable families like Esther’s in Malawi.
This Christian Aid Week, we stand with vulnerable communities in Malawi. Children are being robbed of their dreams of a better future by the global food crisis and climate change.
Christian Aid Week is a joyful celebration of our determination to change the world, through our gifts, prayers and actions. The week was founded by the church, for the church, to fight for dignity, equality and justice.
Your support this Christian Aid Week could help farmers in Malawi plant better seeds, secure a fairer price for their crops, and build happier futures for their children.
Soaring costs of food and essentials are crushing dreams, keeping people here and around the world in desperate poverty.
Families in Malawi are paying the price of the global crisis. Food, fuel, fertiliser and school fees have doubled in price in the last 12 months. And hard-working famers are struggling to survive, seeing their harvests fail as the climate crisis brings increasingly erratic weather.
Esther’s happy future
Esther Saizi is growing a miracle crop on her farm – pigeon peas. Bursting with life-changing goodness, pigeon peas are a drought-resistant, soil-revitalising, high-protein, low cost, delicious crop.
With these truly special peas, Esther can bake delicious bread, support her daughter’s dreams, and give her adorable little grandsons a happy future, full of love and laughter. But she wasn’t always able to support her family so easily.
For 10 years, Esther could never secure a fair price for her crop and was robbed last year when Tropical Storm Ana washed away her crops. She felt desperate. But when Esther joined a pigeon pea programme run by a Christian Aid partner, Nandolo Farmers Association, and started selling as part of a cooperative, she was able to earn much more.
‘I was able to sell the pigeon peas at a better price with a better market. It provided financial stability’
With the money Esther has made, she is now able to make her family’s dreams come true.
Unite with hope this Christian Aid Week
It’s thanks to people like you that this change has been possible for Esther and her community. This gives us hope that, with your help, more women will be able to transform their livelihoods using the humble, but mighty pigeon pea.
Give, act and pray this life-changing week. Every gift. Every action. Every prayer. Every one of us can make dreams come true. Your gift can help more people in Malawi take the next step to lift their family out of poverty.
Join the Big Pea Challenge
Inspired by the transformational pigeon pea, we have created the Big Pea Challenge to inspire you to come together in fun and friendship within your community. Why not hold your own pea-themed fundraiser to help bring real change to people like Esther? Try something new, get your friends and family involved and even find different recipes to share. It’s a great way to be part of this life-changing week and do something fun while fighting poverty. You can sign up for the Big Pea Challenge and find more resources here.
Give this Christian Aid Week and help more families in Malawi have a brighter future.
Help dreams come true this May.