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The village of Chawir is located in Canton Migami, south-central Chad. Like almost everywhere in the area, the locals are almost exclusively women and children.
In Chawir there are two large communal gardens. Around 200 women work here every day. They plant and harvest herbs, leafy vegetables, carrots and onions.
Since April 2012, the people can no longer feed themselves. The soil is not very fertile, even in good times. The groundwater level is located at a depth of 60 meters.
In Chad, Caritas addresses the food needs of vulnerable populations through food distribution as well as activities to build agricultural sustainability like training.
Caritas buys necessary farming tools and distributes them at greatly reduced prices to local farmer’s associations for common use in the respective villages to help improve crop production.
Caritas buys farming tools like wheelbarrows and seeders and distributes them at greatly reduced prices to local farmer’s associations. This helps farming communities improve their productivity and crops.
Caritas is helping with the distribution of sorghum so that people here get at least one meal a day until the next harvest. Sorghum is a main food source for people in Chad during the food crisis.
Caritas supports farming communities in Chad by helping them purchase tools at reduced prices. Tools like this motorized agricultural machine are purchased by Caritas and distributed at discounted prices to local farmer’s associations to help improve crop production.
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