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Families in poverty, like Abigael's, have been pushed to the brink of survival. You can help.

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In Burkina Faso, 80 per cent of people rely on agriculture to provide an income for their families. But when their crops fail, their families are forced to go without. And that’s what is happening right now, as a prolonged drought, made worse by the climate crisis, has pushed families to the brink of survival. 

People like Abigael desperately need your help.

‘When it was raining the trees were producing and it was good. We had oxen and other [animals]. With climate change they have all disappeared. Everything is over; we have nothing left,’ explains Abigael. ‘Climate change is the source of all our difficulties. There is no peace. We live in suffering.’

Top: Farmland in Perakuy village, Burkina Faso Bottom: Your gift this harvest could help a family like Abigael’s build their resilience to the changing climate | Credit: Jonas Yameogo/Tearfund

Please give what you can to help families like Abigael’s today.

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The climate crisis has caused a hunger crisis for families like Abigael’s

2.9 million people in Burkina Faso are experiencing a food crisis. Abigael has had to withdraw her youngest child from school. With her crops failing, there is barely enough food for the family to eat, let alone sell to pay for school fees. 

‘It’s disappointing… As the child does not go to school though he is intelligent, it causes sadness,’ shares Abigael. 

People living in poverty, like Abigael’s family, are facing the devastating effects of the climate crisis – even though they have done the least to cause it. 

A gift today will show families like Abigael’s that they don’t have to bear this burden alone. This harvest, please consider helping our global sisters and brothers in need.

Harvest Appeal

Families in poverty, like Abigael's, have been pushed to the brink of survival. You can help.

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