ICA (International Colored Gemstone Association) has launched – Gems Keep Giving – a charitable fund for the Artisanal and Small Scale Miners (ASM) in the industry.
The objective is to help improve the livelihoods of the many artisanal miners and their communities who account for over 80% in the industry.
Monies raised in the fund will be applied to projects related to safety procedures, methods, training, education, social welfare and protection of the environment.
This was announced during the ICA Congress 2019.
Pic courtesy: @gemskeepgiving