The name ‘Katoonarib’ is a Wapichan word meaning ‘Bush Islands’. The founders of Katoonarib were of mixed tribes: Utarad, Wapichan, Arawak and Makushi. They built the first school in September, 1977.

COMMUNITY PROFILE 
NameKatoonarib
Satellite/s -
Region9
Area of Land68 sq miles
Titled/UntitledUntitled
Name of Current ToshaoHabert Wilson
Name of Former ToshaoGregory David
Total Number Councillors9
Number of CSO’s11
DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population 382
Number of households65
Average income per month (where applicable)15000
1 st LanguageWapichan
2 nd LanguageEnglish
ReligionChristian
Means of communicationRadio Set
Means of Electricity Few Solar
Types of transportation Bicycles, motorcycles
Nearest Town or Village for marketing linkages Lethem
ECONOMY
Major economic activitiesAgriculture farming, livestock rearing
SCHOOL
Name of Nursery SchoolKatoonarib Nursery School
Number of Nursery School Students19
Name of Primary School StudentsKatoonarib Primary School
Number of Primary School Students116
HEALTH FACILITY
Type of Health FacilityHealth Post
Health Personnel1 Community Health Worker
Source of Water Supply Wells & Windmill
BUILDINGS
Other Main BuildingsChurch
INFRASTRUCTURE
Other Infrastructure Village Office, Cottage Industry
EQUIPMENT
Other Equipment Chain saw, water pump, solar pump, tractor
GROUPS
List of Social Groups and ClubsWomen’s Group, Youth Group, PPP Group, Church Group