Chad

Map of Chad

Population: 11.206m
Life expectancy men: 48.7 years
Life expectancy women: 51.3 years
Infant mortality rate: 12.3%
GNI per capita: 349.8 US$
HDI ranking: 183/187 Low
What are these?

Poor governance, corruption and conflict are some of the key causes of poverty and lack of development in this oil-producing country, according to work by Tearfund’s policy team. Specific needs include secure and constant access to enough food, clean water and sanitation, as well as education – particularly among women. HIV and environmental sustainability are also priorities. 

As part of Tearfund’s overall vision, we aim to mobilise 3,000 local churches and communities to transform life  for 1million people in Chad, physically, materially, socially and spiritually. 

Currently, Tearfund works with eight partner organisations in Chad, strengthening the capacity of local churches to meet the needs of their communities. This includes increasing food production through enhancing agricultural techniques and applying best practices, improving management of natural resources and providing educational materials to improve literacy levels.

Tearfund’s HIV programme in Chad focuses on supporting local churches to facilitate counselling and testing. 

Tearfund believes the church has a key role to play in reducing the stigma associated with HIV in Chad. In addition, Tearfund supports its partners in reducing waterborne diseases through conducting health and nutrition education, and establishing suitable sanitation facilities and best hygiene practices.

Please pray:

  • pray for people living in poverty in Chad.
  • please pray for our partners as they seek to help others.
  • and pray for the country of Chad, for justice, peace, good health and hope for everyone.

More on Chad

Latest on Chad on our website.

  • If his horse has plenty of carts to pull, Chadian farmer Bernard Bangoussou is a happy man. Bountiful loads of maize and sorghum mean hunger won't stalk his family in the months to come and that medical care and school fees can be paid for.

  • Thanks to the work of Tearfund partner Cord, tensions between refugee and local communities near Chad’s border with Sudan are reducing, and hope is growing. Give thanks and pray for continued progress.

  • 09 November 2012 - Recently, we prayed together for Chad in response to the West Africa food crisis. Today, let’s pray about some other issues facing Chad, and for our partner EPJ responding to them...

  • 09 November 2012 - As you might already know, not all of Tearfund’s partners are in developing countries. Today, let’s pray for the Springfield Project, a Tearfund partner in Birmingham...