Guinea

Facts

Population: 10.5 million (UN, 2012)
Life expectancy: 53 years (men), 56 years (women) (UN)
Human Development Index: 179 / 187

Guinea is one of the poorest countries in the world. It receives less Overseas Development Assistance than many other African countries. United Purpose works in three regions: Middle Guinea, Upper Guinea and the Forest Region.

The majority of the population live in rural areas and are heavily dependent on agriculture. A third of the population are going hungry, while poor water sanitation and hygiene affects health and well-being. Guinea is a country plagued by cholera.

With over half the population living in poverty (and 20% living in extreme poverty), our work focuses on developing people’s skills to feed their families; providing clean water; educating people about hygiene and sanitation; and helping communities prepare emergency responses for extreme weather. We have helped eliminate cholera from one area of the Forest Region of Guinea.


Contact Details

Country Director: Cedric Martin

Head Office: Quartier Nongo à côté de l'Université Kofi Annan
B.P. 4418 Conakry, République de Guinée
T + 224 622 35 05 01