ChildFund International in Guinea

Guinea has an abundance of natural resources — including gold, diamonds, iron ore and bauxite — that could contribute great wealth to its economy, but poor infrastructure and other challenges have so far prevented most people from benefiting.

Malaria remains a major problem and, as part of an ongoing project, more than 550,000 children ages 5 and under, as well as 65,353 pregnant women, received insecticide-treated mosquito nets for their beds. ChildFund has also supported Early Childhood Development centers for more than 1,500 children, and constructed three new centers, benefiting 450 children.

ChildFund has served children in Guinea since 2005. During the Ebola outbreak in 2014, ChildFund International trained child-care workers and worked to strengthen health and psychosocial services for children under the age of 5, particularly those in families affected by Ebola.