Chad is a Third World country in Africa. It has deserts and more fertile areas round River Chad. Chad has mineral wealth, notably Gold and Uranium but lacks a modern infrastructure. Chad has borders with Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria and Sudan. Chad is poorer than other countries in the region. Illiteracy is high, less than 40% of the population can Read and write.  There has been tension and Civil war between Arab Muslims and southerners who are either Christians or follow traditional religions. There has also been civil war with rivals sometimes from the same part of Chad fighting each other for power. The fighting and instability hindered Economic development in Chad but there is hope living standards will improve there.   
- Life in a town called Mongo, Is anything changing for some of the world's poorest people? Mongo is a very poor town in Chad.