Empowering Tanzania's artisanal and small‑scale gold mining community.
We help artisanal gold miners in emerging economies transition to mercury-free processing
“We know mercury is inefficient, we know it is harmful, but we have no alternative. Mwamba is giving us the opportunity to build ourselves a better future. ”
Bayi is a MWAMBA advocate, helping us to pass a no child-labour & no-mercury agreement with Ngeza town council. In return, Mwamba has agreed to process all of the Ngeza miners' ore.
Artisanal and small-scale gold mining is the world’s largest source of mercury pollution
15 million+ minersnumber of small scale gold miners in over 70 countries, including 4-5 million women and children
1400+ tons of mercuryare released into the environment through traditional artisanal small-scale gold mining each year
100% reduction in mercury processingour impact goal for our partner communities in Tanzania
Mercury negativeMining communities formerly using traditional toxic mercury processing are now mercury free because of Mwamba’s efforts.
Conflict freeGold does not come from a conflict zone where it’s sale would perpetuate war. We follow the World Gold Council's Conflict-Free Gold Standard.
Responsibly sourcedMwamba gold is produced and sourced in a way that respects people and the environment.
Fair prices for minersMiners receive as much as a 200% increase in payment by partnering with Mwamba.
Gold that makes a difference
We are committed to furthering these UN Sustainable Development Goals through our work
On February 26th, Mwamba’s CSO, Alex …
On January 28th, 2020, Mwamba Co-founder …
Alex McComb (CSO), Eduard Cornew (COO) …
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In June of 2019, Mwamba was invited …
Mwamba, supported by WAZI, purchases ore …