Improved Healthcare + Free HIV Treatment
Joint partnerships between the mining companies and local governments have provided a surge of capital allocated to help the mining communities. Diamond revenues have funded new hospitals, medical centers and hospices, ensuring healthcare is extended to millions of people. Debswana, a major mining company in Botswana, offers lifetime free HIV treatment to employees and their families.
Education for the Future
Southern Africa is blessed with an incredible amount of natural resources. In the last 15 years, initiatives have been put in place to ensure that the profits stay in the country. Diamond industry funds now enable every child under 13 years old to a completely free education.