A legacy to Christian Aid is so much more than a sum of money. Every legacy for our work helps us to tackle the root causes poverty as well as its effects. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Our supporters know that their generosity helps people around the world not only to work their way out of poverty, but also to create a legacy of hope for their children and grandchildren.
Your Will can be a final expression of everything that matters to you in your life, reflecting your priorities and passions. Once loved ones have been provided for, a charitable legacy, even if just a small share of your estate, is a wonderful opportunity to provide hope and practical help to families and communities who live in poverty. Your legacy can change lives for generations to come.
If you would like to change the future, your legacy to Christian Aid will be a statement that you want to give the gift of hope to others – today and tomorrow.
In the video below Christian Aid Director Loretta Minghella and former Head of Africa David Pain (now Christian Aid's Marketing and Supporter Care Director) talk about the importance of Will Aid and the transformation brought about through legacy gifts that Christian Aid receives.
Could you include a legacy to Christian Aid in your Will?
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Encouraging self-sufficiency and increasing influence in Nicaragua
After oil, coffee is the most heavily traded product in the world. Most coffee is produced in developing countries, and drunk in developed countries. Globally, 25 million farmers - and their families - depend upon coffee for their livelihood, but if we buy a coffee in a cafe, only about 1% of the price paid goes to the producer.
Nicaraguan coffee farmers have suffered deeply from the volatile price of coffee on the global market. Nicaragua is the poorest country in Latin America. It is the same size as England, but the standard of living is very different.
80% of Nicaraguans live on less than $2 a day. More than a quarter of are undernourished, and a fifth have no clean drinking water. Most people earn a living as small-scale farmers or by working in small, informal businesses.
Christian Aid partner Soppexxca has supported the development of coffee-growing cooperatives in Nicaragua.
It gave a loan to Audilio (pictured) and his wife Adelina to build an environmentally friendly processing plant, which has not only increased their income (they are now able to process their beans further, without the need for a middleman), but has also benefitted the whole community.
The cooperative members pool their funds, which have gone towards a new school building. More than this, Soppexxca supported the cooperative in lobbying the local government to fund a second school building; this is now complete and ready for use to benefit children now and in the future.