Laura and her 2-year-old son Elijah live in Rugby, a small town in Warwickshire. Her partner Biniyam, father to their little boy, is stuck nearly 4,000 miles away in Addis Ababa, the other end of a crackly phone line. Elijah is growing up without his father, a father who is desperate to be with the family. 

Why? Laura's work with a small charity earns her less than £18,600 a year, putting her among the 60% of women in the UK who don't earn enough to fall in love across borders.

We believe that no family should be kept apart because of its income. Let's work together to demand change, and help families like Laura's build a life together.  

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