Guinea is the first country of Sub-Saharan Africa to obtain the independence from France in 1958.
The country has rich natural resources (bauxite, iron, gold) and the economical development is based on their exploitation; currently due to the international price reduction of raw material, it expected to have less investments.
More than 70% of the population works in agricultural sector, which represents more then a quarter of GDP.
Conflicts in the neighbor countries have been a negative impact on its economical situation, by requesting costs for security, social costs to host the refugees flow and increasing the poverty rate. In the last years the country faced the Ebola outbreak and internal political uncertainty.

Fondazione Edu has supported in Guinea 16 students, in 4 of the main cities of the country, by offering them scholarship mostly on medical and veterinary studies. All students have already finished their studies.

The overview from World Bank