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In Their Lifetime Appeal

Current projects


A woman with a cook stove supplied by Christian Aid In four focus countries, we are piloting the distribution and sale of cook stoves that use less fuel and emit less smoke.

These stoves will provide a much cleaner and safer method of cooking for poor families, reducing air pollution by up to 80%.

They will dramatically reduce death and respiratory illnesses, especially among women and young children – who spend most time at home.

pdf icon  Download the Cook stoves factsheet to find out more


A close-up of coffee beans This project will make sustainable changes to the Burundi coffee market to make it more inclusive.

It will boost productivity, help farmers to grow better coffee, brand and market their coffee more effectively and forge links with speciality coffee buyers.


pdf iconDownload the Coffee boost factsheet to find out more


Three Sierra Leonean women sit together           

This project supports Sierra Leonean women to work collectively to increase their representation in governance and to prioritise gender ‬‬‬‭equality. ‬‬‬‬‬



pdf iconDownload the Women in power factsheet to find out more


Climate change

Smallholder farmers handling hibiscus juice Smallholder farmers struggle to make enough money to cover their basic needs.

Erratic weather patterns caused by climate change have led to low yields of stable crops.

As an alternative to the increasingly unreliable harvests of these crops, this project in Central America is supporting farmers to grow and diversify to other climate-resilient crops including cocoa, and hibiscus.

pdf iconDownload the Smallholder farming factsheet to find out more


The Chalbi desert in northern Kenya This project gives small-scale farmers short and long-term weather forecasts to help them improve and plan their planting.

Weather forecasts are delivered through text messages and farmers are taught how to interpret this information to develop more climate resilient approaches to farming, for example by using different crop varieties to adapt to changing weather patterns.

The project also gives farmers access to market information. This allows them to decide what to produce and club together to sell their crops so that they can cut out middlemen.

pdf iconDownload the Climate and market resilience factsheet to find out more


Women in India produce natural pesticides Using technology to enable marginalised smallholder farmers to meet increasing local market demand for organic vegetables.

pdf iconDownload the Organic vegetables factsheet to find out more



Inclusive markets

A Quilombola woman collects water We have been supporting Quilombola people,  descendants of slaves who escaped Brazil's plantations, to seek legal ownership of their land, and to defend it from loggers and miners. 

The project also helps them to earn a better income from forest produce such as Brazil nuts.

A recent environmental disaster has underscored the importance of our work supporting the Quilombola people.

pdf iconDownload the Land rights for the Quilombolas factsheet to find out more


People in Malawi collect honeycomb from beehives The project uses a new approach by bringing market sellers together to discuss barriers to transform and improve the market for traditional honey farmers.

Watch our video to find out more about the honey hubs project.

A woman in Bangladesh picks tea leaves This project will help poor and marginalised smallholder farmers to improve agricultural practices, diversify crops and enter the tea supply chain.



pdf iconDownload the Tea and crops factsheet to find out more


Tackling violence, building peace

In their lifetime