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In Their Lifetime

In Their Lifetime (ITL) is an innovation and learning hub within Christian Aid, driven by creative ideas from inspiring local organisations. With the help of ITL supporters, we invest in bold possibilities in the search for sustainable, transformational change.

How does ITL change lives?

We work with communities across the world bringing to life ideas targeted towards areas of critical need - ideas which offer the opportunity to speed up the pace of change of poverty eradication. These projects are designed and delivered by our local partners, to capitalise on opportunities they have identified, and supported by a small, engaged group of supporters who believe in the vision of ITL and want to join with us on this incredible journey.

Since ITL was created in 2009, its projects have included the creation of a sustainable producer-owned hibiscus enterprise in Nicaragua, to work to secure land rights in Bolivia and to enable communities to tap into the global cocoa market, and a project helping women in Sierra Leone to secure governance roles to drive community-led change.

In our most recent impact report, you can read about the communities and projects we have worked with in the last few years, in Ethiopia and Myanmar, amongst many others or get a snapshot of the impact by watching the video below.

Read the ITL impact report

Three reasons to become an ITL supporter

  • Impact: the chance to make a meaningful contribution. Connect with others to support high-impact projects that tackle poverty, inequality, and injustice, while also helping to shape our work, and the work of others in the sector, for years to come.
  • Insight: a closer view of the difference you're making. You'll receive regular in-depth reports and updates that give a transparent view of the successes, the challenges, risks and setbacks - and any revisions we need to make.
  • Engagement: a deeper exchange with Christian Aid. You'll receive regular project updates, and invitations to events, briefings and meetings with key Christian Aid and project staff, so you can clearly see the transformational impact your support is making.

Watch this reflection from one of our ITL supporters on the transformational impact that ITL investment has had on the opportunities and outlook of women in rural Sierra Leone.

Contact us to learn about how you can join the ITL community

For further information about In Their Lifetime, to find out more about current projects and how you can support In Their Lifetime, please get in touch.

10 years of In Their Lifetime

2019 saw the 10-year anniversary of ITL. In this report and in the video below, you can learn about the impact and learnings from the first decade of ITL.

Read the report