Since its first emergency response set up in 1984 following drought, World Vision has witnessed continued growth and has become one of the largest international non-governmental organizations in the country.
Nowadays, World Vision Chad has 15 Area Development Programmes (ADPs) in six regions: Tandjile, Mayo Kebbi, Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Mandoul and Chari Baguirmi divided into five operational bases (Lai, Guelendeng, Moundou, Doba and Koumra). The FYI 2011 annual budget was about US $10 million.
Since 2005, about 45,000 children have been sponsored. This number has decreased with the phasing out process of two ADPs. The development of World Vision interventions in Chad was marked by three phases:
a) Emergency response from 1984 to 1990,
b) Sectoral projects development from 1991 to 1997 and
c) Integrated development programmes (ADPs) with emergency and sectoral projects from 1998 up to date. The total population in World Vision areas was estimated at 558,035 inhabitants with an average of seven persons per household.
World Vision Chad’s areas of intervention include education, both formal and informal, Christian Commitment, child sponsorship and gender and development. The second area is related to health activities that encompass immunization, nutrition, assistance to improving health infrastructures, sexually transmitted infections and HIV and AIDS prevention and potable water supply. Lastly, food security efforts were focused on agricultural production, food stuff preservation and commercialization, land protection and management.
World Vision Chad has started advocacy programmes in the field of Female Genital Mutilation, Child Rights and Protection, HIV and AIDS, peace and human rights.