The idea for iGA took seed when expatriate Matinga Ragatz traveled to her parents' country of Equatorial Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is one of the richest oil countries in Africa, but the per capita income is only about $100 a week. Because of this disparity, there are many people in need of help, opportunities and support.
iGA wants to help meet the humanitarian needs of the people of Equatorial Guinea. We are a group of professionals who are committed to finding the needs of these communities, then interfacing them with knowledgeable experts and generous sponsors and implementing projects that will establish a foundation for social and economic growth.
iGA is committed to selecting and participating in projects that will improve communities throughout the country of Equatorial Guinea. We pledge to work closely with local institutions, such as schools, the university, health facilities, cooperatives, municipalities, grassroots committees, and charitable associations, and assist them in improving the community services they provide.
iGA's projects are created to improve the quality of life for countless Equatoguinean families by increasing agricultural education to better nutrition and production, expanding and improving nutritious food intake and educational opportunities for the youth, and creating mini industries and helping small, local businesses grow and thrive.
iGA's projects translate into growing local economies, increasing individual incomes, healthier families, and prospects for a better future for the neediest Equatorial Guineans.
iGA is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose work is made possible through the support of private donors, in the US and abroad, and grants from public and private institutions