To date, Gemfields’ community efforts have established schools to empower new generations, provided mobile health clinics to issue vital medical supplies to remote communities and imparted essential skills to revolutionise livelihoods. Gemfields’ conservation efforts have provided much needed support to initiatives protecting Africa’s great biodiversity.
Providing dependable healthcare to remote communities
Our primary focus is on improving health care infrastructure, outreach and education either through rehabilitating existing clinics or building new ones with the support of local government.
Empowering local communities by establishing schools, education initiatives and scholarships.
We operate in countries that have exceptionally low levels of basic literacy and numeracy, with many children not attending school because of the distances that need to be travelled and the cost of attendance.
Creating sustainable livelihoods through local development programmes
In the areas in which Gemfields operates, communities can often lack any form of steady income to take them out of poverty. Our approach is to fund high-impact livelihood projects that produce year-round forms of income.