Our project partners
We believe that the greatest impact to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) communities will be achieved by pooling resources. Our partnership network enables operational efficiencies, cross-industry learning, and the flow of resources and capital to mining communities.
Institutional and corporate supporters that help us design, structure and resource the Impact Facility, connect us with opportunities in the field, and guide us on our future path.
Civil society organisations, international NGOs, and small businesses that create opportunities for mining communities and work with us to structure projects and programmes combining funding, capacity development and market access.
Local technical organisations with a background in community development, capacity development, small business advice and value chain development, and with the experience to train ASM mines in best practices, and monitor progress.
Individuals and dedicated professional groups with years of experience working on multiple technical aspects of small-scale mining including engineering, geology, legal compliance and organisational governance.
Donors and Investors
Grant providers, foundations, banks and impact investors, keen to find new ways to deliver sustainable solutions in the field and reduce the cost of capital through philanthropic grants, first-loss underwriting, loan finance and technical assistance.
We also have strong associations with leading local, national and global organisations that share our focus and help us implement our projects on the ground.
By facilitating grassroots community-led organisations, GROOTS Kenya envisages a world in which women are fairly represented and effectively engaged in development. One of its core focus areas is the extractive sector where it seeks to enhance women’s socioeconomic empowerment through access to finance, by safeguarding women’s rights and by advocating fair and gender-responsive benefit sharing. GROOTS Kenya is also a member of various advocacy forums at county and national level including the Haki Madini Kenya coalition, the mining stakeholders of Kakamega County, and the Voice for Change Partnership.