CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

With political instability and unrest as a daily reality, children in this country desperately need hope.

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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.

Map of the Central African Republic

THE FACTS

80%
POPULATION
LIVING BELOW $2/DAY
PROGRAMS:
12
PROGRAM TYPE:
LEARNING CENTER

5,166,510

Population

584

NUMBER OF CHILDREN SERVED

63%
POPULATION
BELOW THE POVERTY LINE
RELIGIONS

Indigenous Beliefs 35%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%

LANGUAGES

French (official) , sango, tribal language

THE PROGRAM

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

CR005 Cite-Jean XXIII

Marino Karapou

$40.00 / month

CR001 Les Naufrages

Gladice Demngal

$40.00 / month

CR005 Cite-Jean XXIII

Marino Karapou

$40.00 / month

CR002 Assana II

Olivine Gombele

$40.00 / month

CR010 Ngola 2

Dieu Merci Yama

$40.00 / month

CR010 Ngola 2

Chanel Yagao

$40.00 / month

CR010 Ngola 2

Obed Wedan

$40.00 / month

CR010 Ngola 2

Esther Ponsylvia Samba

$40.00 / month

CR010 Ngola 2

Vianney Ouedan

$40.00 / month

CR010 Ngola 2

Kelly Elkana Ndoya

$40.00 / month

CR010 Ngola 2

Obed Gounfio

$40.00 / month
$40.00 / month
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MEET OUR LOCAL HERO

Josué, the Central African Republic Country Director

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.