|The Anglo American Group Foundation of the global mining giant has made a financial contribution to the Diamond Development Initiative's (DDI) work in the field of artisanal diamond production.
The DDI was founded in 2007, and is a non-profit charitable organization that aims to improve the lives of Africa's 1.5 million artisanal diamond diggers and their families.
DDI works with African governments, the Kimberley Process, African civil society and the diamond industry to bring artisanal miners into the formal economies of their countries, establish fair prices and safe working conditions, end child labor and promote human rights at the grass roots of the diamond pipeline.
The Anglo American Group Foundation aims to create sustainable livelihoods, targeting communities in an inclusive way to tackle multiple issues bearing in mind long term strategies and goals. In addition, the Foundation seeks collaboration with other organizations to maximize the impact of donations.