Why World Vision is in Chad

The year 2018 saw two major setbacks for Chad’s economy. The government put a new tax law into effect that affects small businesses, and companies protested with strikes for about three months. A global price drop in barrels of oil hit Chad hard, because oil makes up more than 90 percent of the country’s exports. Eight out of 10 Chadians make a living from agriculture and livestock even though much of the country is a desert, so people’s livelihoods depend on rain. Fortunately, 2018 was a year of abundant rain, which helped stabilize food production. Currently, not much effort is being made at a national level to support people living in poverty or to promote women’s rights. The most vulnerable families still need better social structures to alleviate their hardships. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, tens of thousands of children participated in programs that are benefiting their lives. In 2018, our programs focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene. Local residents were trained to help their communities use better sanitation to improve overall health. We helped communities work on new and existing wells to expand clean water access for more people. Many schools received new latrines, which kept kids in school and supported their educational opportunities. The quality of education is improving, as teachers receive trainings and classroom materials. Our partners helped communities set up afterschool reading camps to boost kids’ literacy. Over 700 households received agricultural equipment and seeds for long-term stability, so they can be confident of growing enough food, even if rain is scarce in future years.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Chad

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Around 700 children have improved access to government services after receiving their birth certificates to become acknowledged as citizens becoming legal citizens and receiving their birth certificates.
  • Children in Chad are learning how to be change agents in their communities after being involved in World Vision's children clubs. The clubs provide a safe place for children to play and learn how they can be leaders in their community.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Families are equipped to grow more healthy food for their children after World Vision provided them with seeds and tools.
  • In Chad, World Vision helped improve both access to vaccines as well as information about their importance. As a result, the rate of individuals protected from preventable diseases by vaccines grew to 87%.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Students are improving their reading and writing skills in Chad, after 56 teachers received professional development and training on improved teaching methods.

Prayer Requests from Chad

World Vision's staff in Chad are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • God will break down the walls separating the church from the community.


  • We will be able to help even more of vulnerable children.


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