Taushida village is one of the least developed communities in Region # 9. This is mainly due to its geographical location. It is located approximately 8 miles from Toka village and 20 miles from Karasabai in the lower ranges of the south Pakaraimas Mountains. Access by vehicle is almost impossible year round. The population of the village is approximately 270 persons. There are three satellites in the area that are in need of development. The village economic activity consists largely of cattle rearing and subsistence farming, some other livestock rearing occurs as well.

COMMUNITY PROFILE 
NameTaushida
Satellite/s -
Region Region 9
Area of LandKarasabai Sub-districts
Titled/UntitledTitled
Name of Toshao (Re-elected 2012)Paul Isaacs
Total Number Councillors5
DEMOGRAPHICS
Total Population 260
Number of households48
1 st LanguageMucushi
2 nd LanguageEnglish, Portugese
ReligionChristian
Means of communicationRadio
Means of Electricity None
Nearest Town or Village for marketing linkages Toka, Karasabai, Lethem
Seasonal patternsWet and Dry Season
Soil TypeClay, Loam
ECONOMY
Major economic activitiesFarming, Cattle rearing
Shops1
SCHOOL
Name of Nursery SchoolTaushida Nursery Class
Number of Nursery School Students56
Name of Primary School StudentsTaushida Primary School
Number of Primary School Students68
HEALTH FACILITY
Type of Health FacilityHealth Post
Health PersonnelCommunity Health Workers
Source of Water Supply One windmill well
BUILDINGS
Other Main BuildingsVillage Office, community shop, community sewing centre, teachers quarters
INFRASTRUCTURE
Other Infrastructure Water trestle
EQUIPMENT
Other Equipment Chain saw
GROUPS
List of Social Groups and ClubsSports club, sewing group, church group, youth group.