Empowering artisanal mining communities
Our investment-led approach can turn mineral wealth into community prosperity. See what we are doing.
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What We Stand for

The Impact Facility is a global sustainability organisation that seeks to bring economic and environmental empowerment to artisanal and small-scale mining communities.

Artisanal mining and the potential for change

Artisanal mining is the second biggest employer in the developing world, directly employing over 40 million people. Yet 80% of artisanal miners live in poverty.

We believe that change is possible.

Value Chain Development
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With your help, we can realise the full potential of artisanal and small-scale mining and turn mineral wealth into prosperity for mining communities.

Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
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how we are making an impact - with your help

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Digging for Change

In 2018 we have partnered with Fairphone, global lighting company Signify, the Chinese cobalt refiner Huayou Cobalt, ultimately forming the Fair Cobalt Alliance (FCA). The

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