What We Do!
Fair Congo is the first American owned, fully licensed exporter of artisanal gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fair Congo adheres to the most robust, overlapping due diligence measures in the industry. This ensures our material is not only conforming to the ‘OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas’, the regional certification standards of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the now suspended Dodd-Frank, Section 1502, it also aims to meet LBMA Good Delivery standards, an industry first for ASM gold coming from eastern DRC.
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All too often the Democratic Republic of Congo is shown in a negative light in media. The Fair Congo Foundation considers this a gross misrepresentation of the reality of what we have come to know the DRC to truly be. With this in mind the Foundation is now promoting artists and youth groups and bringing their works to market. Coming soon, anyone throughout the world will be able to view and purchase paintings, wooden & metal masks, raffia mats & various other works of art and culture. All of these items are purchased by the Foundation directly from the youth groups or artists making them and all proceeds go to expand the Foundation’s efforts in this initiative.
ADVOCACY for the LEGAL EXTRACTION,EXPORTATION & SALE of ARTISANAL GOLD
The Fair Congo Foundation, launching in July of 2017, will advocate for the legal extraction, export and sale of artisanal gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo. An estimated 90% of gold production in the DRC is produced artisanaly, representing a market value in excess of $400 million dollars per year.
The Fair Congo initiatives are impact investments made by the Chambers Federation, a US based impact investment firm. This company believes so much in the future of investment potential in the Democratic Republic of Congo it has funded the first 7 years of the projects development entirely on its own. Now in its 8th year, the Company opens its doors to encourage other investors to come realize the investment potential of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Fair Congo Foundation is working on the creation of a not-for-profit, universal trading platform for all natural resource based products. The creation of this platform begins with the lessons learned through the gold exporting program through Fair Congo. This platform is being made to ensure the integrity of all materials exported through the Fair Congo initiatives.
Another great video by Seeker/DNews showing the complexity of something we take for granted. I highly recommend subscribing!
When you understand the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo you begin to understand the need for impact investing into such a culturally rich nation. As usual, well done to John Green and the