Facts About Our Work in Guyana

Food For The Poor began working in Guyana in 1991, delivering food and other basic items. Since then, the Florida-based nonprofit has expanded its services to meet the growing needs of the country’s impoverished residents. Food For The Poor-Guyana is now the leading organization in the South American country providing aid from its distribution center in Georgetown.

  • In the first six months of 2019, Food For The Poor built 40 homes for a total of 2,078 homes since inception.
  • Food For The Poor has delivered 918 computer workstations to community centers, schools and other teaching institutions and has shipped marching band equipment to 13 communities since inception.
  • Food For The Poor works with 11 children's homes in Guyana.

More About Our Work

Food For The Poor has 14 active projects in Guyana. This includes two agricultural projects, two animal husbandry projects, three community developments, three education and several feeding programs.

In the first six months of 2019, Food For The Poor shipped 80 tractor-trailer loads of agricultural tools, food, healthcare items and educational supplies.

In the first six months of 2019, Food For The Poor built, repaired or expanded three schools.

In the first six months of 2019, Food For The Poor built 40 homes for a total of 2,078 homes since inception.

In the first six months of 2019, Food For The Poor established the Guyana Pig Project:

  • The pig project will help 60 farmers in Regions 10 and 5 reduce poverty by improving food security and providing a source of income.
  • Each family received five piglets, three sows and a boar. They also received the enclosures for the pigs, feed, medication and training.

The West Coast Berbice Bee Project: ´╗┐Thirty farmers from the Profit, Trafalgar, Hopetown and Seafield communities in West Coast Berbice in Region 6 are benefiting from apiculture training.

  • Each family received five boxes with frames, five stands, one smoker, one protective overall, one pair of gloves, one hat and veil, one 5-gallon bucket, one hive tool, five colonies, one filter and one bee brush.
  • Agricultural tools and other supplies are donated to farmers throughout the country to boost the agricultural sector and promote food security.

Wheelchair Program: More than 550 wheelchairs have been distributed to the disabled across the country. Distribution was conducted by the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, the Palms, Saint Francis Developers, Linden Hospital Complex, the Suddie Hospital in Essequibo and Food For The Poor.

Food For The Poor works with 11 children’s homes in Guyana as part of the Angels Of Hope program. Through this program, 259 orphaned or abandoned children have shelter and are receiving an education.

Food For The Poor has delivered 918 computer workstations to community centers, schools and other teaching institutions and has shipped marching band equipment to 13 communities since inception.