Juciel is active in Forest Guinea. We support the people of Massarankissidou. The remote village lies in the South-Eastern part of Guinea, about four hours away on a motorcycle from the city of Macenta.
In Massarankissidou, around 600 people live in extreme poverty. The women are primarily engaged in agriculture, and grow vegetables, as well as coffee beans. Crops that aren’t used by the village are sold throughout the region. That isn’t easy though, due to road in catastrophic condition being undrivable by car, as well as being extremely dangerous to drive on by motorcycle. Most of the men live outside of the village, and earn money by working in the surrounding diamond mines – under appropriate working conditions.
The village’s inhabitants do their best to work together. For example, they built a school and an infirmary without external help. There are many funds missing, though, for the people to make progress in some areas of life. This is a big part of the reason why the village can’t build a well on their own. Even though the village has enough people to assist on such a project, there is still a need for heavy drilling equipment to be able to drill through the rocky soil to the groundwater.
Bangali Camara, the mayor of Massarankissidou, has commented on the problems in the village for us:
Support Massarankissidou with your donations!
To implement our activities in Massarankissidou, we have turned towards financial support in the form of donations. With your donation you’re playing an important role in the completion of our projects, by allowing us to successfully continue our work.