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Weasua Cooperative – Progress and Challenges

Written by Diamonds for Peace Liberia staff in August 2019 Introduction The artisanal diamond miners in Weasua organized themselves into a multipurpose cooperative with the assistance of Diamonds for Peace Liberia (DFPL), but they are yet to gain the full-fledged cooperative status. Several cooperative members received training in cooperative formation…

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DFPL explains why the other shortlisted DMCs were not selected for the pilot project

By Diamonds for Peace Liberia staff   Introduction Following the situation analysis, Diamonds for Peace Liberia (DFPL) set criteria upon which four diamond mining communities (DMCs) in Liberia’s western region were shortlisted for a pilot project. DFPL’s coordinator conducted several follow up visits to these DMCs in order to identify…

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Artisanal diamond workers receive pre-cooperative training funded by UNMIL

Written by Diamonds for Peace Liberia staff  General feelings of miners The artisanal diamond workers are complaining about the poor conditions of their work environment and results. Major amongst the issues that affects their work are the unfair prices they receive for their recovered diamonds, as well as the lack…

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Situation Analysis of the Artisanal Diamond Mining in the Western Region of Liberia

Situation Analysis of the Artisanal Diamond Mining in the Western Region of Liberia

Diamonds for Peace (DFP) had conducted the field survey in the western region of Liberia from August 2016 to March 2017 to assess the local reality of the artisanal diamond mining for the purpose of project design and compiled the results as situation analysis. Followed by the publication of report…

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Diamond Diggers in Liberia

Interaction with Miner and Diggers in Margibi County, Liberia

In April 2016, Diamonds for Peace coordinator in Liberia visited a diamond mining site in Anderson Village on the Bong Mine Road in Margibi County. He talked with a miner and three diamond diggers to understand the way they work and live, and whether they are involved in other activities…

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