Profile Source: Anonymous
Where are they Located?
The Laka people live in southwestern Chad, not far from both the borders of Cameroon and the Central African Republic.
What are Their Lives Like?
Most Laka live in villages where little notice is taken of events outside their own region. Even through the Laka can understand their populous neighbors, the Ngambay, they are a separate ethnic group with their own traditions and history. The Laka area is an area of Chad that is known for agriculture, and many Laka plant cotton for cash crops in addition to millet which is for making their staple 'boule’, which is a half round ball of millet cooked into a thick paste which is dipped in a sauce. They also grow corn, manioc and other vegetables, along with beef cattle.
What are Their Needs?
The Laka people understand the Ngambay language, but very few know how to read, therefore the Bible which is available to them in an understandable form, is not accessible, simply because many cannot read. There are churches in many villages but only a few people are able to read the Word of God.
Pray that a literacy program would begin targeting the Laka people so they may have access to the life-changing Word of God, applying it daily to their personal lives.