The following article connecting Winona Lake, Indiana, with the Central African Republic appeared in this morning’s Warsaw (IN) Times-Union. This is an excerpt–to read the entire article click here.
Local Groups Working In Central Africa
Hundreds of thousands of people are homeless, starving or in continual danger of attack by bandits and militant rebel groups in the Central African Republic.
According to a report from the British Broadcasting Corp., one in five of the Central African Republic’s children never reach their fifth birthday, and the percentage of women dying in childbirth is amongst the highest in the world. There is little health care and public sanitation in much of the country and, according to the BBC, the life expectancy has fallen to 42 years.
The Central African Republic’s plight doesn’t often make it to American television screens or the front pages of major news media, but several local organizations are involved in helping provide needed relief and development to help the people of Central African Republic improve their safety, health and well-being.
Integrated Community Development International, Grace Brethren International Missions and Grace College, all based in Winona Lake, are each involved in helping to provide different services and ministries to the people of the Central African Republic.