ABOUT THE COUNTRY
The Central African Republic (C.A.R.) is a land-locked country in the middle of the continent of Africa that is about the size of the state of Texas, but with a population of only around 4.6 million. According to the U.N. Human Development Index in 2012, the C.A.R. is ranked at 180 out of a total of 187 countries. That means that only seven other countries rank lower in their human development. Since that time, however, the C.A.R. has been subjected to a rebellion and overthrow of the government, with a total lack of law and order throughout the country since March 2013. So the chances are that the country will slide even lower on the index, in spite of significant natural resources like gold, diamonds, lumber and uranium.
LIVING BELOW $2/DAY
NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED
BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
Indigenous Beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%
French (official) , sango, tribal language
We work with loving Christians in Central African Republic who are concerned for the needs of the many orphans in two target cities, Bangui and Berberati. Many of the children are orphaned by AIDS, but there are many other prevalent diseases that contribute to the orphan issue: parasites, malaria, TB, typhoid fever, etc. In the city of Bangui, we have been able to partner with an outstanding medical ministry called Three Strands. Through Three Strands, our orphans in Bangui receive consistent primary health care and training on awareness for causes of parasites, malaria and other prevalent diseases. This has made a huge difference in the overall health of the orphans in our program.
In our Learning Centers, children meet together for singing, Bible lessons, scripture memorization, games, health care and nutritious food. 93% of the school-age children in the program attend various schools in the cities. We also offer sewing and carpentry vocational training for the older children.
Meet the Kids
MEET OUR LOCAL HERO
Josué has had a heart for orphans for a long time. His wife, Danielle, and their five children have welcomed several orphans into their home over the years. Josué’s godly character is an incredible example to the orphans in the program, their caregivers, and the teachers.