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Why World Vision is in Chad
Slow development and widespread poverty make Chad one of the poorest countries in Africa. Rising cost of living and lack of government involvement mean the most vulnerable people aren’t getting the help they need. It’s estimated that nearly 5 million people need humanitarian aid just to survive each year, let alone to step out of poverty. Nearly two out of three people in Chad are vulnerable to food insecurity, displacement, climate risks, and more. Many people are too poor to access essential healthcare services. Hundreds of thousands live with HIV, yet treatment is often out of their reach. Malaria is the leading cause of death in children under 5—one of the highest malaria mortality rates worldwide. Though the situation seems desperate, with your support we’re offering hope to the most vulnerable. This year, we made clean water accessible to thousands of people. When kids have clean water, it can transform virtually every aspect of their lives, including health, nutrition, protection, education, and spiritual nurture. And with all of life’s essentials in place, kids can become leaders in bringing lasting change to their communities.
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.
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.
- To equip children to advocate for their rights, WV Chad conducted a regional forum for girls and boys, as well as members of child protection organizations. Parents and caregivers were also educated on how to avoid childcare practices that have a negative impact on children.
- To empower parents to care for their children, members of savings groups in Chad are able to contribute funds and receive loans to provide for specific needs, invest in businesses, and cope with shocks.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- Through a collaboration with partners and community members in Chad, safe water sources were constructed and rehabilitated, which helps promote good hygiene and protect against waterborne illnesses.
- Children and adults in Chad are mobilized to build and use latrines and learn hygiene practices like hand washing at critical times that help protect them from diseases.
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.
- Teachers in Chad are trained on techniques to improve children's reading skills and classroom management so that children receive quality education in school.
Prayer Requests from Chad
World Vision's staff in Chad are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
The people of Tandjilé Est, where many families lack food because of poor rains.
Implementation of Channels of Hope - Child Protection to increase well-being of kids.
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