Equipment Drive for Artisanal Small Scale Women Miners
Many miners cannot afford safety equipment to be able to preform their jobs. Helmets, headlamps, boots, resperators are in need. Leaders of womens mining associations, AWEIK and TAWOMA, who work closeley with the conference and the NGO, PACT, requested equipment to distribute to their members. At the 2019 conference, we were able to raise over $2000 in donations of safety equipment to the women miners of AWEIK and TAWOMA. With PACT's help, funds were distributed to TAWOMA and association leaders were able to buy exactly what they needed. In lieu of the global pandemic, the funds for AWEIK will be repurposed as humanitarian aid.
We cannot thank everyone enough who donated to this project. Without your generosity we would not have been able to help as many miners as we did. We are continuing to raise money and are in the process of setting up a direct payment link.
Our proud partners of the Equipment Drive project are AWEIK, TAWOMA, and PACT.