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Guinea

About one in four Guineans struggles with chronic malnutrition, including nearly 100,000 children under the age of five. Given that agriculture accounts for 75% of Guinea's labor force, supporting the spread of climate-smart farming practices is crucial to improving the wellbeing of local communities.


Although Guinea declared its independence from France in 1958, it has been governed by a number of autocratic rulers, which has hindered growth in the country. Guinea is one of the world’s poorest countries, and political instability has taken a serious toll on its health and infrastructure. Recently, the country was severely impacted by the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak, Episcopal Relief & Development and the Anglican Diocese of Guinea are supporting agricultural and economic recovery as well as the strengthening of health infrastructure in affected communities. The program provides seeds, tools and training for farmers to grow food on their own land or on church property to feed their families and generate income. Efforts include teaching climate-smart farming, cultivation techniques and farm maintenance. A portion of income from produce grown on church property is set aside for reinvestment in the program, ensuring lasting and sustainable development. In 2018, the program has expanded its community-led sanitation efforts to 10 new communities, as well as continue climate-smart agriculture trainings with 73 farming households.

Additionally, the church is strengthening the health infrastructure of Ebola-impacted communities by working with community health volunteers to encourage referrals to a recently rehabilitated health clinic.

Women

Our work with Women focuses on helping communities promote the rights of women and children and move toward the vision that everyone deserves a life free from violence in a society where they are treated with dignity and respect. Only then can communities truly heal and thrive.


Children

Our work with Children supports and protects kids under six so they reach appropriate health
and developmental milestones. This focus on early development is foundational and critical to
helping children achieve their full potential as future contributing members of their communities.


Climate

Our Climate-related work focuses on how families and communities can work
together to adapt to the effects of rapidly changing weather patterns. This work includes
preparing for and recovering from climate-influenced events such as floods, hurricanes and other disasters.

Guinea Press Releases and Stories

Fast Facts

Agriculture accounts for 75% of Guinea's labor force but only 20% of its GDP.
Guinea ranks extremely high for both maternal and infant mortality.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Goal 2: Zero Hunger

554be761359bb2c17e80f64e0f1fbdcdEnd hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture  Learn more »

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-BeingEnsure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages  Learn more»

Goal 15: Life on Land

Goal 15: Life on LandSustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss  Learn more »

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