Answering the call

Death: The SOS came to us in February 2009. 600 people had died because of unclean water...most of them were children.

Well Repair & New Wells: Over the next two years 16 wells were repair and over 35 new wells were drilled. We now have a trailer mounted well drilling machine to continue our well drilling program. We can drill a deep, clean water well for only $2300.00 each.

Dispensary to Health Center: In 2010, a dispensary was built that over the next two years grew into a full-blown Health Center with two full-time nurses and and a medically trained midwife. The local people named it the Jordan Health Center. They said, like the story of Naaman who was healed by dipping in the Jordan, they come here for healing too. Over 8,000 people a year are treated at the center.

Orphan care and primary school

During a visit to Dono-Manga in 2010, the District Manager for the greater Dono-Manga area approached us about the possibility of an orphanage. The death of parents due to AIDS, complications during childbirth and the war with Sudan had left many children without a place to call home. Within a matter of months after our return, funds were donated by two families to build our orphan compound in Dono-Manga. We began to care for 41 orphans and that number has now grown to 90 as we are reaching out to more villages.

With clean water and medical care now available, the children stop dying! Clean water was also available in abundance so children no longer had to spend their day searching for water and for the first time in their lives they had the time and opportunity to go to school. The school opened in 2011 with 95 students and soon doubled, then tripled in size until today 795 children are receiving a primary school education.

Our school has the highest ranking in the state, and is the only school in the southern part of Chad to offer both French and English.

Permanent classrooms are being built as funds are available. Since the school began the children have met in thatch huts for classrooms. A third permanent classroom building was just completed. Each building has two classrooms. Plans for a secondary school are in the works and will require more classrooms.


Short history

A brief history with videos and pictures from our visit in 2015