DONATING TO POWER OF DIAMONDS INITIATIVE

Even the smallest diamond mining operation represents a high-risk investment in impoverished countries. Cooperatives help spread individual risks, enabling homegrown investments in the process. The Power of Diamonds Initiative offers cooperatives of artisanal and small-scale miners a partnership to maximize the success of ethical, sustainable mining of natural diamonds and secure a bright future for themselves, their families and communities.

POWER OF YOUR DONATION

POVERTY REDUCTION

Cooperatives supported by the Power of Diamonds Initiative receive a hand up out of poverty in the form of the funding, training and guidance that they need to implement their business plans, and secure a brighter future for themselves and their families. Each business plan ensures the cooperative’s long-term financial autonomy, including an alternative livelihood strategy for individual miners to complement potential revenue generated through the cooperative.

GENDER EQUITY & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

In joining the Power of Diamonds Initiative, each cooperative  ensures women are represented in senior roles of its leadership. In addition, cooperatives allocate 10% of the funding they receive from the Power of Diamonds Initiative to development projects carried out jointly with the community, such as rehabilitating closed mining sites. Lastly, they also commit to set aside 10% of their diamond sales proceeds on a go forward basis towards joint community development projects.

TRACEABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Artisanal and Small-scale Diamond Mining (ASDM) represents a significant challenge for the traceability and internal controls set out by the Kimberley Process (KP). ASDM operations are informal and often illegal. They function with little or no government oversight. Your donation to Power of Diamonds Initiatives will enable cooperatives to achieve the Maendeleo Diamonds Standards (MDS). The standards and accreditation system ensure the traceable and sustainable production of diamonds by the cooperative.

DONOR KIT

COOPERATIVE BRIEFING PACKAGE

The Power of Diamonds Initiative relies on a One-To-One funding model that matches cooperatives with donors. Once you’ve selected a donation bracket described further below, DDI will provide you a detailed briefing note on the cooperative of artisanal and small-scale diamond miners that you will empower.

NEAR-REAL TIME MONITORING

DDI will produce near real-time progress reports that provide you an exclusive front row seat of the cooperative’s day to day explorations and activities, including coordinates and images. The cutting-edge monitoring system is accessible on any electronic device through a password protected web-portal.

APPRECIATION

In return for your donation, you will have our deepest gratitude, as well as:
  • Acknowledgement of your support on DDI’s website.
  • A link to your website on DDI’s website.
  • Your logo on DDI’s website.
  • An official announcement of your contribution on DDI’s website, promoted through social media.
  • Open invitations to participate and network at relevant DDI-associated events including workshops, seminars, launches, talks, receptions and roundtables.

DONATION BRACKETS

CATEGORY I

Your donation will provide a brighter future to:
  • cooperative with up to 15 artisanal and small-scale diamonds miners
  • approximately 75 men, women and children who directly depend on miners’ income
  • artisanal mining community of at least a thousand people who indirectly depend on miners

CATEGORY II

Your donation will provide a brighter future to:
  • cooperative with up to 30 artisanal and small-scale diamonds miners
  • approximately 150 men, women and children who directly depend on miners’ income
  • artisanal mining community of several thousand people who indirectly depend on miners

CATEGORY III

Your donation will provide a brighter future to:
  • cooperative with up to 50 artisanal and small-scale diamonds miners
  • approximately 250 men, women and children who directly depend on miners’ income
  • artisanal mining community of tens of thousands of people who indirectly depend on miners

HELP US HARNESS THE POWER OF DIAMONDS