Chad: Programme Overview and Projects


  • Clean attitude: 16 new wells and 5 toilets in southern Chad

    Clean attitude: 16 new wells and 5 toilets in southern Chad

    No clean water, no functioning toilets, and hunger – many people in Chad have a miserable time. In the south of the country, SWISSAID’s project to construct new wells and toilet facilities is a big success – and working against the misery achieves results.
  • A New Start in the Oil Zone

    A New Start in the Oil Zone

    People living in the oil region in southern Chad have two options: either to make a fresh start, or to leave sooner or later to find work as day labourers. SWISSAID’s initiative is to help farmers and their families find a future near their home – and to deal with the adversities of environmental destruction, corrupt village chiefs or greedy corporate groups.
  • ‘ABC’ is only the start

    ‘ABC’ is only the start

    Vaccination for the children, building latrines or making compost themselves? That’s no problem for farmers like Jeanne. She learned to do all these and much more in the literacy course. Because reading, writing and arithmetic have opened up new worlds for her.
  • ‘The Valiant Little Tailors’: Campaign for women’s rights in Chad

    ‘The Valiant Little Tailors’: Campaign for women’s rights in Chad

    In Chad, poverty and illiteracy go together like a needle and thread. The women have few rights and are dependent on their husbands – and are often beaten by them too. It’s not easy to break out of this situation. A few seamstresses give their all.
  • Time is money – and that goes for Chad too

    Time is money – and that goes for Chad too

    Lots of work to do and not enough to eat, off the radar of policymakers and exposed to all possible forms of violence – that is the reality of day-to-day life for many female farmers in Chad. SWISSAID makes living conditions discernibly better for them with selective ’startup aid’ at favourable rates.
  • Chad: Water shortage visible from space

    Chad: Water shortage visible from space

    Chad suffers more than other countries from the effects of climate change, drought and water shortage. Where precious water is available, it is often dirty and contaminated. SWISSAID has supported the population for years with well construction. We go to inspect the site.