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.
Country Director: Cedric Martin
Head Office: House No. 15A Parsnip Street, Opposite True Love Nursery School, East Legon, Accra, Ghana
Postal Address: PMB KIA 129, Airport –Accra, Ghana.