Awarewaunau is an Amerindian community which was established in the early 1920’s. It is located in the Deep South Rupununi of Region 9. Its population is approximately 600 people mainly of Wapichan decent. The religion is manly Christianity with six different denominations. The residents of the community depend mainly on subsistence farming. The main economic activities are cattle rearing, peanut farming and cassava production.

COMMUNITY PROFILE 
NameAwarewaunau
Satellite/sNone
Region9
Area of Land301.93 sq miles
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Name of Former ToshaoAveril Winter
Name of Current Toshao (2012)Johnny Duncan
Total Number of Councillors9
Number of CSO’s12
DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population 600
Number of households125
1 st LanguageWapichan
2 nd Language English
ReligionChristian
Means of communicationRadio
Means of Electricity None
Types of transportationBicycle, bullock cart, motorcycle, horse, tracker, walking
Nearest Town or Village for marketing linkages Aishalton
ECONOMY
Major economic activitiesCattle rearing, peanut production, Cassava production
SCHOOL
Name of Nursery SchoolAwarewaunau Nursery School
Number of Nursery School Students35
Name of Primary School StudentsAwarewaunau Primary School
Number of Primary School Students191
HEALTH FACILITY
Type of Health FacilityHealth Post
Health PersonnelMalaria Personnel, CHW
Source of WaterStreams, wells
BUILDINGS
Other Main BuildingsMarket Shed, Guest house, CI-Office
INFRASTRUCTURE
Other Infrastructure -
EQUIPMENT
Other Equipment Horse power engine, 40 horse power engine, Aluminum boat (1), Chainsaw(1), Fogging Machine, Brush cutter, Plough, Generator, Water pump
GROUPS
List of Social Groups and ClubsYouth Group, Farmers Group, Sports Club, women’s group, Church group