The community of Sategui Plains has graduated

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In 2019, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate!

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Sategui Plains has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

The Sategui Plains community is near the city of Lai, in southern Chad. This area is unique in terms of its diversity because many people from different ethnicities have migrated here in search of work. It's mostly dry and hot throughout the year, except for about four to five months when there's rain and flooding of the Logone River. Most people in Sategui Plains farm, which is the mainstay of the economy. Rice is the main crop and some people also plant sorghum.
People in Sategui Plains are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:  

  • 22 formal schools and 33 parent-run schools are opening doors for more children to be educated.
  • Dropouts have significantly decreased and 69% of girls now attend school—an increase from 33% in 2001.
Health and Nutrition
  • Health centres were equipped with solar panels, fridges, scales, beds and drugs—immunization coverage for children under 5 is over 100%.
  • The percentage of people using safe water sources has increased by 40%.
  • Community cereal banks were established and over 100 community groups were trained in crop management.
  • Women have started small businesses, thanks to savings groups that provide them with access to credit.
  • 80% of kids in rural areas start school at age six instead of ten—which was the norm—because schools are closer to home and parents value education.
*Results for this community updated for 2019

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current conditions

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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Sategui Plains has completed Phase 3 in 2019.

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!