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Chad is located in sub-saharan Africa and ranked in the lowest three countries in the world (183 out of 185) based on the UN’s Human Development Index.1 Life expectancy at birth in Chad is just 54 years and alarmingly over 13.56 million people (85% of the population) live in severe multidimensional poverty.1
Serving the Unreached
Lack of water is the most common problem in this desert country. People drink whatever is available, usually unimproved surface water. Access to safe water remains a massive challenge with over 6.1 million people—over half of the rural population—lacking access to a safe and improved water source. Secondly, over 11.3 rural million people (98%) lack access to adequate sanitation facilities.2 Waterborne diseases consistently top the reasons for doctor visits at health centers around the country.
The dominant religion is Islam with more than 56% of the population identifying as Muslim while Christians represent 25% of the population.3 There are 141 people groups in Chad and 80 remain unreached with the gospel. neverthirst began working in Chad in 2017 to help people gain access to safe water and give a platform for local indigenous Christ followers to reach their fellow Chadian people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
We are focused on improving health in Chad through a variety of water projects including hand pumps, household filtration programs, and solar-powered submersible pumping solutions. In Chad, our implementing partner is the only organization addressing the need for clean water, sanitation and hygiene in the entire region.
In the region where we work, the Christian Church is in the minority and persecution against believers is common. Our implementing partners mobilize and invite local pastors and churches to participate in water programs in villages where there is often no Christian presence.
Fund a Project in Chad
Serve an entire village or school with clean and living water. Projects range in cost depending on the region, project type, and amount of people served. Learn more here.
COMMUNITY TAP STAND FOR A VILLAGE
As part of a larger community water system, your gift completes a single community tap stand connected to a central water storage tower. A solar-powered pump distributes water from the central tower to multiple tap stands across an entire village (including schools and health centers).
(Serves 500 people)