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Lilliam Perez and Ariana Blandon in a school vegetable garden in Santa Rosa, Nicaragua.

Lilliam Perez and Ariana Blandon in a school vegetable garden in Santa Rosa, Nicaragua. - Christian Aid

In Their Lifetime Appeal

In Their Lifetime (ITL) is Christian Aid's seed fund that enable us to pioneer new and effective ways to fight poverty and injustice.

With the help of supporters, we will invest in high impact, solutions-focused projects which will help us achieve transformative change for families and communities, within their lifetimes.

What have we achieved so far

In its first 10 years, with the incredible generosity of In Their Lifetime supporters, Christian Aid was able to test pioneering approaches to tackling poverty in over 20 countries, directly impacting the lives of tens of thousands of women, men and children around the world.

Click here to read more about the change that was achieved.

Help us take the next leap forward:

The current phase of the In Their Lifetime Appeal was launched in January 2021. This 5 year appeal seeks to continue the transformative impact of this initiative. Funds raised will be invested in projects which have both direct human impact on communities around the world, and instigate greater change, by focusing in on the key challenges, gaps and opportunities where targeted investment could have a huge impact. Armed with that knowledge and your support, we get ever closer to our ultimate goal – to see an end to poverty, inequality and injustice.

Click here to read more about the In Their Lifetime Appeal.

Why become an In Their Lifetime supporter

  • Impact – the chance to make a meaningful contribution by connecting with others to support high-impact projects that tackle poverty, inequality, and injustice, while also helping to shape Christian Aid’s work, and the work of others in the sector, for years to come.
  • Insight – a closer view of the difference you are making via regular in-depth reports and updates from the field 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 with regular project updates, 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.

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