Charity, Guyana

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Coordinates: 7°24′N58°36′W / 7.400°N 58.600°W / 7.400; -58.600 Coordinates: 7°24′N58°36′W / 7.400°N 58.600°W / 7.400; -58.600
Country Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana
Region No.2 Pomeroon-Supenaam
 (2012) [1]

Charity is a small township in Guyana, located in the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region No.2, which is part of the Essequibo County.


The government of Charity is managed by the Charity/Urasara Neighbourhood Democratic Council. [2] Charity has a recently constructed Magistrate’s Court. St Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church is in Charity, [3]

Afro Alfonso, a businessman in the area, established Charity’s only five-story structure, a landmark in the area. [3]

The fish port at Charity buys from fishermen and sells to the domestic and international markets. [4]

Charity Market

Charity has a market each Monday, and hosts more than 300 vendors. Most of the produce sold at the market come from the surrounding Essequibo Coast and Pomeroon areas, and merchants from Georgetown sell wares as well. [5]

In 2012, tarmacs were installed to improve the market, but merchants have been slow to move due to perception that street side locations are more competitive. [6] This has led to issues of parking and other strains on the limited infrastructure. [7]

As an active business hub, the area is also inundated with visitors, so the town struggles with waste disposal. Garbage accumulation has led to flooding by blocking the drainage system during rains. [2] [8]

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Charity Secondary School


Charity is located on the Pomeroon River which provides a gateway to this part of Guyana's interior and Venezuela. Many Guyanese use this waterway to travel back and forth between Guyana and Venezuela where they work. [9] It is a central focus for the farmers who live in this area. They bring their products to this location and from here it is transshipped to other townships such as Anna Regina and Parika, and to the capital city of Georgetown.

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  1. "2012 Population by Village". Statistics Guyana. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. 1 2 "Charity blighted by years-old garbage problem". Stabroek News. 2017-12-30. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  3. 1 2 "Charity". Stabroek News. 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  4. "Charity's Big Bird and Sons making its way in lucrative fish market". Stabroek News. 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  5. "The Charity Monday Market tradition". Stabroek News. 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  6. "Ministry issues warning over market tarmacs". Stabroek News. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  7. "Charity hire car drivers still without park". Stabroek News. 2019-11-25. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  8. "Charity/Urasara residents misusing market bins – Overseer". Stabroek News. 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  9. "Guyana tells Venezuelan migrants to come forward and be documented". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 18 August 2020.