Eastenders star, Kara Tointon, has made a promotional video featuring Christian Aid's virtual gifts. The clip, which can be seen on You Tube, shows the actress who plays Dawn Swann in the soap, with children from Zambia.
Daleep Mukarji, the director of UK-based international development agency Christian Aid, has been awarded the OBE in recognition of a long career dedicated to working for the elimination of poverty worldwide. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
An international church development agency is asking children in India to play an active role in the battle against climate change by getting their communities involved in the struggle for a fully sustainable future.
Please, no more towels or toasters! Ever looked at a wedding gift list and wished there was something more interesting to buy the happy couple? Look no further than the new ethical Wedding Gift List from Present Aid and give the gift of a better life for thousands of people in developing countries.
A community tap given through Christian Aid can help provide children like Caralis Martínez Picado with a permanent, reliable source of clean water. As well as preventing sickness, it can save hours of back-breaking work fetching water from sources miles away. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
Often the solutions to poverty are quite surprising! A water buffalo and calf is a prime example. Sara Makram lives in a very poor community in Egypt. She has six daughters to care for and the water buffalo she was able to buy through a loan from Christian Aid partner COC Bless, has made an amazing difference to her family. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
It may not be a swish racer but a bike like this from Christian Aid really helps the people of Malawi. In a land where cars are very rare, a bike is essential in helping the HIV workers of the Likulezi project reach those living in outlying areas. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
In Burkina Faso, volunteer midwives receive crucial training that helps them to keep new mums and babies alive and well. This includes education in hygiene, pre and post natal care, HIV awareness and how to prevent transmission of the virus from mother to child. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here