Laluni – a blessed community with fertile soil and hard-working people

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Laluni Primary School

Laluni – a  blessed community with fertile soil and hard-working people (mostly farmers).  Laluni is located on the Soesdyke Highway and access to the community is via a nine-mile road from Kuru Kururu. Laluni has been setup as a farming community from the beginning. “It was once a tobacco farming settlement when the Demerara Tobacco Company (Demtoco) controlled it between 1964 and 1994”, SN 2011.

The community started off with 11 farmers and workers, a number which then grew to 50 persons farming tobacco. After the exit of Demtoco, diversification was inevitable. Today, the community grows, not tobacco but variety of fruits and vegetables.

 

Reference
– Stabroek News, 2011. http://www.stabroeknews.com/2011/features/02/27/laluni-creek

Picture: Road to Laluni, East Bank Demerara, Guyana.