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  • Adult literacy programs help households increase their incomes.

  • USAID helps small farmers bring their crops to market.

  • USAID-supported health workers help communities understand, treat, and prevent fistula.

Fatim Camara speaks for peace
Guinea's 6-Year-Old Peace Ambassador
Women weeding a ginger farm in Sarekaly, Telimélé
Ginger Farming Takes Off and Pays Off in Guinea
Community Health Worker Holds Baby
Community Health Worker in Guinea Stops Malaria in Its Tracks

About Guinea

Guinea is a predominantly Muslim country with a population 11.7 million. It has the largest reserves of bauxite in the world, and is the second largest producer of the mineral. Despite the country’s mineral wealth, it is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a GDP per capita of $523. Its successful November 2010 elections marked the first time in 52 years that the country held peaceful, democratic presidential elections. The elections were seen by the international community as a turning point for the country’s political stability and future development. Even though the successful presidential elections created unprecedented development opportunities, the government continued to face a myriad of development challenges. In 2014, a decline in commodity prices and fears surrounding the Ebola outbreak led to sharply weaker growth, as activity in mining, services, and agriculture contracted. Investor aversion further diminishes the country’s 2015 growth estimates to -0.2 percent.

Last updated: December 15, 2015

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Mission Contact

B.P. 603
Conakry Guinea
+224 3046 8715
+224 3046 8714

USAID Contact

Richard Driscoll
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC