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The Need

A national tragedy in the late 1970's resulted in the evacuation of nearly all evangelical missionaries in Guyana. The lack of any evangelical influence made room for substantial growth of the Muslim and Hindu populations. Not only are many Guyanese spiritually poor, but they are economically poor as well. The harsh poverty has caused over half of their citizens to migrate to other countries.

Guyana At A Glance

Climate Tropical

Current Temp: 89°

Population

740,685

Religion

51.4% Christian, 29% Hinduism

Language

English

Region

South America

Guyana Information

Religion

51.4% Christian, 29% Hinduism

Poverty

1 in 3 people live below the poverty line

Unemployment

14% unemployment among total labor force

Human development index

123/189

Currency

$1 USD = 206.97 Guyanaese Dollars (GYD)

Demographics

Guyana’s two primary ethnic groups are Afro-Guyanese (African slave descendants) and Indo-Guyanese (descendants of Indian indentured laborers). Political lines are drawn between these two ethnic groups and tensions have boiled over between them throughout history.