January 11 2016

Beauty from Ashes

In July 2015, a terrible fire swept through the dry village of the Macdesa Fairtrade Gold mining community, destroying 90% of the houses, the school and livestock.

The community ground to a halt, with families sheltering in the church receiving meals from the miners kitchens. Classes were unable to continue as the school had been extensively damaged.

The local communities, government and international jewellery community rallied round and they have managed to....

Thank you to everyone who donated. The £3204 raised has been put towards replacing equipment & buildings for the school. Cred Jewellery subsidised the fund towards a new computer room for the children, shown here:

Macdesa Fairtrade Gold village Computer Room

Read the original report of the fire here