Aranaputa is a Makushi word meaning “burnt place.” Historically, Aranaputa is a community with rich soil and abundant forested area stretching from the foothills of the mountain range into the Buro-Buro River.

COMMUNITY PROFILE 
NameAranaputa
Satellite/s Kuribu
Region9
Area of Land58 sq miles
Titled/UntitledUntitled
Name of CDC Chairman (re-elected 2012)Kenneth Ford
Total Number Councillors12
Number of CSO’s13
DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population 560
Number of households98
1 st LanguageEnglish
2 nd LanguageMakushi
ReligionChristian
Means of communicationH.F Radio
Means of Electricity Privately owned generators
Types of transportationMini bus, motor bikes, bicycles
Economy
Major economic activitiesPeanut cultivation, livestock rearing, shops, guest house, eco lodge
Industries Food processing
SCHOOL
Name of Nursery SchoolAranaputa Nursery School
Number of Nursery School Students40
Name of Primary School StudentsAranaputa Primary School
Number of Primary School Students75
HEALTH FACILITY
Type of Health FacilityHealth Centre
Health PersonnelCHW
Source of Water Supply Hand dug wells for each household
BUILDINGS
Other Main BuildingsVillage office, community health centre, teacher’s quarters, women resource centre, community multipurpose center, Aranaputa women processing society
EQUIPMENT
Other Equipment Village tractor, 2 private tractors
GROUPS
List of Social Groups and ClubsWomen’s Processors Group, Aranaputa Loggers Society, Aranaputa Spots Club