Guinea: UN Fund’s $10 million grant to help poor rural families
"The project's long-term goal is for communities and their local governments to be able to identify, plan, prioritize, build and manage their own infrastructure and service needs."
- Luyaku Nsimpasi, IFAD official
Conakry, Guniea - A development project in Guinea has received a $10 million grant from the UN International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) as part of efforts to provide poor rural families in the West African nation with better access to schools, healthcare and drinking water.
The initiative, known as the Village Communities Support Project -- Phase II, will also bolster rural producers' access to markets and increase local governments' abilities to allow communities to plan and manage their own services in Guinea, which is classified as a highly vulnerable and indebted country.