Building from the roots up, our hopes, our dreams, our livelihoods, our destinies, theÂ Christian Association for Regional Development isÂ caring about regional development in Liberia.
Poverty and lack of economic growth in the African region has grown tremendously in the last decades. Families in turmoil, early teenage school dropouts, teenage pregnancy, gender based violence and much more are all plights that afflict Africa.
Liberia hit hard
Combined with an almost 15 year long civil war Liberia was hit very hard. Large parts of the population were displaced as refugees, many of them still have not returned, their homes and businesses destroyed. Jobs, especially ones that pay enough to live off, are scarce with an unemployment ratio of 85% as a consequence. The education system is in ruins. Many schools were destroyed or damaged and in need of repair. The quality of the educational system is also a great concern.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eradicated and people live in dignity and security. CARD will be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.Â The cards we are dealt with are not the cards we have to live with. Change must come from within us, the will and right to live in a safe and secure world.
CARD is actively helping people to rebuild their lives.