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Where is Ivory Coast?

Ivory Coast is a country on the south coast of West Africa

Our impact

Overview

Ivory Coast (also known as Côte d'Ivoire) has experienced instability since a military coup in 1999, which was followed by an armed rebellion that lasted until 2010. The current government has taken measures to meet the economic and security challenges, but the political situation remains volatile. 

David, a cocoa farmer, at work in his small scale chocolate factory where he produces chocolate from his own cocoa pods. Credit: Tom Price/Tearfund

Our work in Ivory Coast

Tearfund’s work in Ivory Coast dates back to the 1980s and has expanded since ongoing conflicts have resulted in people facing extreme poverty and urgent need.

Our work focuses on:

  • Working with communities affected by extreme poverty.
  • Supporting women and children who have experienced sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Equipping farmers affected by deforestation and climate change.
  • Providing access to clean water and adequate sanitation, particularly for people living in rural areas.

Our local partners are addressing the needs of some of the most vulnerable communities through a process known as church and community transformation (CCT) – working with local churches to empower the people in their communities to lift themselves out of poverty. As well as providing practical support, our partners are equipping churches to act and speak out on issues such as conflict, corruption and lack of access to water and sanitation.

A mother and child in Diégonefla where Pastor Oussou and the local church run a church and community mobilisation programme. Credit: Tom Price/Tearfund

Please pray for Ivory Coast

  • Pray for lasting peace and reconciliation between political parties and communities.
  • Ask for God’s protection over Tearfund’s staff and partners, that God will strengthen them and guide them in their work.
  • Lift up all church leaders and communities involved in our church and community transformation programme. 

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