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Christmas Appeal

This Christmas, could you give a gift of love to help lift families in Malawi out of hunger?

A proudly smiling black woman wearing brightly patterned attire crouches down by her garden of lush green plants with soil in her hands

camera icon Fyness Tembo proudly shows off her new garden in Malawi - Malumbo Simwaka / Christian Aid

The excitement and pleasure of Christmas dinner is one of our most cherished traditions...

In Malawi, it's something that families - like Fyness' - cherish too. But hunger has grown, due to the climate crisis. Sadly, many families will have little or nothing left to eat this Christmas.

Hotter temperatures, drought, destructive downpours and floods are playing havoc with the growing seasons, causing food shortages. This year, many will struggle even to have their staple food of maize porridge.

As Fyness tends to her bountiful garden, she remembers what a Christmas with no food is like. ‘In the past, I was lacking food. I struggled to find food,’ she says. Now, she's able to share the festive joy of a plate piled high; of plates filled with delicious chicken and rice as the special, once-a-year meal.

Your gift could enable someone like Fyness to grow food in ways that are more resilient to climate change. So please, reach out and share the greatest Christmas tradition of all – love.

This Christmas, could you give a gift of love to help mums like Fyness lift their families out of hunger?

Make a gift of love one of your Christmas traditions this year

Your gift could provide someone like Fyness with training that enables them to grow food for their families, in ways that are more resilient to the climate crisis.

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Christmas Appeal - stories

Fyness Tembo knows what a Christmas with no food is like. This year, she shares the joy of a plate piled high

How your gifts could help

Help families protect their environment

15
could help give 5 families each a clay cookstove. By collecting and using less firewood for open fires, communities can preserve trees

Help a family recover in an emergency

515
could help supply a family with an emergency disaster kit, packed with essentials in the event of a humanitarian emergency

Train almost 100 farmers

1000
could help train 75 people in conservation agriculture or innovative, sustainable farming methods
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Christmas Appeal video 2022

Fyness Tembo is 50, married with 5 children; Albert Mhango, Grena Mhango, Lightwell Mhango, Wet Mhango, Sabina Mhango.

Before the intervention of Christian Aid partners, Fyness struggled to send her children to school and didn’t have money for new clothes.

Fyness knows what a Christmas with no food is like. This year, she shares the joy of a plate piled high.

Give a gift of love this Christmas

Like Fyness, will you share the thankfulness and joy of having good food to eat? Your gift could help another mum like Fyness to lift her family out of hunger.