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Friday, January 20, 2017
Christian Aid offers chance to swap lives
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¬†Christian Aid is offering people the chance to start again, and find out what life would be like if they were born somewhere else in the world. The agency has set up a web site that enable users to swap their lives with someone else's in a different country, under the slogan 'The true you can be the new you'. At: which is being launched in the run up to Christian Aid Week 9-15 May, you can: ∑ Choose a dream country for your new life ∑ Submit your details and check out a few testimonials and the company disclaimer if you are still not quite sure whether to proceed to the actual morphing of yourself ∑ Keep your fingers crossed during the transformation process - your profile will be matched with someone else's in the country you have chosen ∑ Celebrate the new beginning of your life, or seek help if you are not happy with the outcome Suranne Jones, who plays Coronation Street's Karen Macdonald, was one of the first people to give it a go. "I was yearning for a change and a bit more sun" said the award winning young actress. However, having entered her details Suranne discovered that she would have been a rice farmer. "I was transformed into a young woman in Sierra Leone. My life had not been a happy one. Having been assaulted during the ten-year civil war by a group of soldiers, I was driven out of my home. But there was hope, I approached Christian Aid, and they helped me return to my village and become a rice farmer." she said. Sara Chamberlain, Christian Aid's web manager, said: "We take no responsibility for users of LifeSwitch catapulted into a life they may not have expected. While some users may find themselves living a life of luxury in the golden sands of the Dominican Republic, others will 'experience' the day-to-day struggle of poor people in developing countries."
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