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Christmas Appeal

Time to shine

In Bangladesh, an extraordinary group of gifted women artisans and entrepreneurs are embracing new technology, to revive ancient art forms, craft beautiful beadwork, or make colourful clothing, to sell online.

Life is challenging in Kurigram, Northern Bangladesh – one of the most disaster-prone areas of the country. The climate crisis hits people hard. And for women, opportunities are even more limited, with societal norms to marry young, and little scope for study or future work.

As many spend time preparing for Christmas, girls as young as 13 are preparing for marriage. 

Your help this Christmas could help their future look very different.

2023 Christmas Appeal resources

Looking for online/downloadable materials to help you and others get involved? 

The resources for the 2023 Christmas Appeal will be available soon.

Kakoli's story

‘I didn’t have any dreams a few years ago. I didn’t have any money to do anything. To do something, I had to ask for money from my brothers and father… I explained to my parents that I don’t want to marry, let me grow up. I want to study now. I am in the first year of my degree course' - Kakoli

Kakoli Khatun, 21, is studying for a degree at college. At the same time, she’s running a successful business after receiving training, start-up funding support from Christina Aid and our partners, Aid Comilla. 

This Christmas, you could help young women, like Kakoli, launch a business online and earn her own independent living.

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Kakoli runs a successful Nakshi kantha-making business and is also in the first year of her degree. Credit: Fabeha Monir/Christian Aid
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Christian Aid Appeals

The resources for the 2023 Christmas Appeal will be available soon. But you can continue to support Christian Aid, year-round, through our latest emergency appeals and series of key appeals.