North Wiltshire Mission Area

Christian Aid Week 2022

Every gift. Every action. Every prayer. Every one of us can change lives.

Drought starves. It robs women of the power to farm and grow food for their families.

And now, for the first time in a generation, global poverty is rising. Covid-19, conflict and the climate crisis are pushing more of our global neighbours into a struggle for survival.

The war in Ukraine will drive up food prices in Zimbabwe and around the globe. Without the fertiliser and food – like wheat and cooking oil – that Ukraine and Russia produce, vulnerable families will be pushed even deeper into hunger. Recently heard reported from the United Nations, the impact on the world’s poorest will be “catastrophic”.

Jessica carries maize grain to make porridge to feed her family. (Photo credit: Christian Aid / David Brazier)

Women and men in Zimbabwe are hungry to provide a more hopeful future. Mums often skip meals to share with their children what little food they have.

One of these mums is Jessica Mwedzi. Drought makes every day a struggle for survival. Jessica is hungry. Hungry for a good meal. Hungry to earn a decent living. Hungry to provide a more hopeful future for her family.

‘My children crave a good meal, but I can’t provide.’ Jessica says. ‘It pains me to send them to bed hungry.’  

Your gift could help Jessica grow drought-resistant crops. You could help her set up a water tap on her farm and learn how to grow food in the harsh climate. She’ll turn her dry, dusty land into a garden of hope.

This Christian Aid Week, you can be one of the hundreds of thousands of our supporters who give, act and pray – stepping out in love for our global neighbours

Please help Jessica and mothers like her to build a hopeful future for her children.

Click here to donate now.

Janet Zirugo waters fine beans in her garden of plenty. (Photo credit: Christian Aid / David Brazier)

This Christian Aid Week (15-21 May), please:

  • Give generously to help women grow crops that survive in the drought.
  • Act and raise your voice for justice. Join our Loss and Damage campaign.
  • Pray that families will stay strong during tough times of drought.

Together, we can turn hunger into hope.                      Join us at