Garden's Community is graduating

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

In 2018, 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 Garden 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.

Garden community is located southeast of the city of Lai, in the south of Chad. Mostly young people live here, and work in farming and fishing. The climate is hot, with a dry season from October to April, and a rainy season from May to September. Temperatures vary between 19°C in January and 40°C during the rest of the year.

Rainfall in the area is inconsistent, which has a negative effect on crops. There are often floods, which lead to crop damage; a problem made worse by the fact that there are no irrigated fields, and all crops are completely dependent on the rain.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Garden has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Garden has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  

  • 3,700 individuals learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 3,000 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 6,098 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 3,126 children received deworming medications and vitamins to improve their health
  • 2,762 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • School drop-out rate that has been reduced from 25% in 2017 to 8% in 2018
  • 10 savings and credit groups were formed and established
*Results for this community updated for 2018

Explore Garden

current conditions

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Celebrate with Garden

Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, the community is empowered and ready to continue developing on its own—and that’s something to celebrate!
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Garden has completed Phase 3 in 2018

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!