Guamina, which means “united home for working, mutual aid, solidarity and sharing”, was founded in 1988, and joined FoEI in the same year. The organisation aims to support rural and urban populations in their daily fight to conquer poverty and become self-reliant. A newsletter is produced with grassroots support in two local languages, as well as French. Guamina’s core national campaign issues are mining and desertification.
The organisation participates in the following FoEI campaigns: desertification, mining, sustainable agriculture, food security, and ecological debt. Guamina also works to promote the status of women, and provides training and literacy courses in local languages for women and other target groups.