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Diamonds Do Good Announces Inaugural Entrepreneur Grant Program In Partnership with United People Global October 06, 2021 (0 comments)


New York, NY--Diamonds Do Good®  announces a $100,000 entrepreneurship grants program in diamond-producing countries, to be managed through United People Global (UPG). UPG runs the largest worldwide sustainability leadership training, that currently supports young change makers in over 100 countries working on local projects addressing all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The focus region for the inaugural grants will be Southern Africa, where the majority of gem-quality natural diamonds are found. In keeping with the Diamonds Do Good mission of supporting initiatives that develop and empower people in diamond communities worldwide, the organization has historically funded programs that have proven success in providing youth with high-quality education, including leadership development and entrepreneurial skills building. Diamonds Do Good also recognizes that providing access to capital through small amounts of money invested in different early-stage startups will help build and nurture Africa’s future private sector. A minimum of five (5) grantees will be identified for the grants, with funding ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 each.

“An entrepreneur is someone who brings a solution to life. UPG Biashara (the Zulu term for Business) supports entrepreneurs in their journey to turn beautiful sparks into enduring flames,” said Yemi Babington-Ashaye, president of United People Global. Details concerning the grant can be found on the Diamonds Do Good section of UPG’s website here.  

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