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ACRA centre


BP 1099 Quartiere Sabangali,




Capital: N'Djamena

Area: 1.284.000 Km²

Populatione: 10.975.648


Chad is a country four times the size of Italy situated in the heart of Africa, where recurrent political-military unrest, combined with the harsh environmental conditions (drought during the dry season, flooding in the rainy season) have seriously conditioned human development.
Chad is in fact one of the poorest countries in the world where basic services are not yet sufficiently guaranteed.


The economy is still prevalently agricultural and one of subsistence farming. The ACRA Foundation has been operating in Chad since 1968, year of its foundation, with interventions in many central and southern areas of the country (West Mandoul, Guerà, Logone Valley, Gran Sido, Salamat, Mayo Kebbi).


The intervention priorities are education, protection of the environment, fighting hunger and poverty. Transversally to the current projects, ACRA supports income generating activities of its rural partners, through both microfinance and the implementation of development funds.


>>> School of integration


>>> Cereal Banks

>>> Right to Education in Bekamba

>>> Zakouma National Park
>>> School of democracy
>>> New Doctors in Chad


Human Development Index
on 187 countries in the worlds*
183th position Urban population* 28 %
Average age** 16,8 years
- 15,6 men
- 17,9 women
Per Capita Income (PPP)* $ 1.105
($ 3,02 a day)
Population living under the
poverty line**
80% Life expectancy at birth* 48,7 years
Under 5 mortality* 209/1000 HIV prevalence in adults** 3,7%
Children under 5 who are underweight for their age** 33,9% Unemployment rate** n.d.
Workforce occupation** 80% agricolture
20% industry e services
Literacy rate** 34,5 %
- 45% men
- 24,2% women
Population with access to drinking water*** 51%
- 70% urban
- 44% rural
Population without access to sanitation*** 62%
- 15% urban
- 80% rural
* Source UNDP
** Source CIA
*** Source UNICEF and World Health Organization Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation 2012