Since January 2015, Lutheran Disaster Response International has been working closely with the companion church in CAR, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic (ELC -CAR), to put behind them the conflict that has hit the country for over 18 months.
The Madagascar, West and Central Africa team of ELCA Global Mission that we are a part of is working with a committee in the church to plan, execute and monitor the planned reconstruction of 600 houses for families affected by the conflict in the Bohong area. The project also provides potable water to communities, re-opens health care facilities so the returnees can have access to needed healthcare, provides training to program leaders in the church for better service delivery to the populations they serve and prepares farmers for the next crop planting season in May. Training of trainers in trauma healing also took place in April in Bouar and that work will continue, building on an initial session hosted by the Bible School in Baboua and Women’s Organization of the ELC-CAR. Continue Reading