Syanyonja Artisan Miners’ Alliance (SAMA) has become the first artisanal, small-scale gold mining co-operative in Africa to become Fairtrade certified under a Fairtrade Foundation pilot project. This certification brings hope to individuals risking their lives to mine gold from around Lake Victoria in East Africa.
A young couple walks through the glass doors of your store. You know why they have come; the light in their faces, how their bodies casually lean into each other as they look into the cases—it’s obvious.
The Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) is taking its message of ensuring access to fair trade for small-scale and artisanal miners to a global forum dedicated to improving the economic and social well-being of people around the world.