We’re pleased to share our newly released Annual Report for 2022-2023, Breaking Barriers to Formal Trade.
Over past year, we’ve been strengthening our efforts for a holistic approach to equitable development in artisanal mining communities. We’re addressing the barriers preventing artisanal miners in high-risk contexts from entering their formal economies, while advocating for international market actors to invest in creating an environment where they can source these artisanal minerals.
In 2022-2023, we worked across 8 countries around the globe. We saw positive impacts for communities, such as:
- In Burkina Faso: 1,300 members joined a community savings group and saved $131,000 USD
- In Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe: Women’s mining income increased by 60% over 3 years and the gender income gap decreased
- Technical skills support women miners in Zimbabwe to build confidence
- Access to finance in Burkina Faso builds economic security for community members
- Governments in Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire take action on mercury
- Women in Democratic Republic of Congo’s artisanal cobalt sector speak out on child labour
- Uganda’s women artisanal miners increase their incomes and build homes
- A community savings approach for the artisanal gold sector
We thank all of our funders, partners, supporters—and most of all, the communities we work with—for their continued support. We look forward to building on the results we achieved together this year.