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.
In remote communities, access to basic medicine is vital when facing diseases like malaria and cholera.
We are proud of our track record in improving access to basic health services in Africa. Recognising that in more remote locations, governments cannot always provide essential services, transport or reliable infrastructure to give people access to healthcare, we have launched innovative services, such as a mobile health clinic which can reach parts of the community that are too far from traditional clinic facilities.
Mozambique mobile Health Clinic II, Mozambique Nkana Health Centre, Zambia Mozambique mobile health clinic I, Mozambique
By building schools we are equipping new generations with the skills they need to excel.
We have successfully built several new schools and improved existing community schools. Adult-learning is also an important factor in rural economic development, so we have helped groups to gain access to school infrastructure for after-school classes.
Chapula Secondary School, Zambia Nseue Community School, Mozambique Scholarships, Zambia
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.
Instigating projects that produce year-round income
With each livelihood project, after a period of initial funding and training support we hand them over for full ownership by the community. We are particularly conscious of the importance of economic inclusion and actively seek out ways to co-operate with women’s and youth groups.
Vocational Training Centre, Mozambique
Poultry Farming, Mozambique
Agricultural Farming, Mozambique
Treadle pump loans, Zambia