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  • Teaching Self-Sufficiency to Women after Layou Disaster

    The disaster caused serious damage to infrastructure, property and livelihoods for the residents of Layou particularly. Farmers were affected as the roads leading to their farms were destroyed prompting them to seek alternative routes which resulted in transportation costs. The fisher folk community was also severely affected by the disaster. Their loss included damage to boats, fishing equipment, and their fishing area was destroyed by silt and debris from the disaster.

  • The agricultural industry in Pomeroon Guyana – from waste to women’s empowerment.

    The Pomeroon Women’s Agro-Processors Association was launched in 2001 as a community response to the spoilage of fruit which grew in abundance in the Pomeroon area, coupled with the high proportion of women who were not involved in paid employment, including, including female heads of household.

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