Garden's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2016

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.
  • 11 schools were built and equipped with furniture and separate latrines for boys and girls
  • 16,000 books were distributed, including dictionaries, textbooks, novels and teaching guides
  • 78% enrollment rate, up from 39% for girls and 61% for boys in the year 2000
  • 19 new wells were drilled, allowing 63% of the population access to clean drinking water
  • 74% of pregnant women and mothers now receive pre- and post-natal care, up from 56% in 2000
  • 84% of children under the age of five sleep under mosquito nets to prevent disease
  • 100 community-based farmer's groups were trained to maximize crop production and productivity
  • 450 families and 315 vulnerable children received chickens and goats as another source of income
  • 40 women received microloans and 35 beekeepers learned to improve production

Explore Garden

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Garden

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Garden,  is in Phase 3

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!