This community bakery is a brand new sustainable economic program designed and implemented by Guineans to serve the needs of their communities in the region of Dembayara, Guinea West Africa. 

In 2015, we raised over $10,000 to cover the cost of fabricating the oven, constructing the building, creating a home for the baker and providing initial setup supplies. 

This bakery has already begun to sustain itself and its community, providing food for dozens of neighboring villages during the rainy season.  It helps some of the hardest to reach communities in the country while providing jobs. It is paying back the loan in monthly increments, donating all profits to the Dembayara Hospital.  This funds medical needs as well as improvements hoping to one day install solar panels to the Hospital structure. 

The loan proceeds will be held in reserve by Guinea Exchange to fund future micro-finance projects in the region of Dembayara. 

In this way, your donation dollars continue to support this community as the bakery succeeds.

The Guinean people are resourceful, creative and hard working.  They just need assistance to put their ingenuity into motion.

This Boulangerie de Dembayara is a perfect example of that ingenuity. 

 — Click here if you're interested in a one-time donation toward this project!

Updates for January 2016 — Land has been cleared and the brick oven for the bakery has been completed and installed.