Gem Legacy is a 501(c)3 Charity Nonprofit

Our Mission

Support vocational training, entrepreneurship, and community development in East African artisanal gem mining communities.

Our Initiatives

Vocational Training

Education: the key to opening opportunities for the next generation


Investing in the dreams of artisanal colored gemstone miners

Community Development

Bolstering all members of artisanal mining communities

100% of donations go direct

Gem Legacy is able to give donors full transparency: no fees are removed from contributions.


All contributions are tax-deductible.

Our Current Campaigns

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College Scholarships

Tour Guide, Teacher, Gem Cutter, Secretary, and more! In 2023, Gem Legacy sponsored its inaugural group of seven college attendees from the Ruby mining region of Northern Tanzania. Gem Legacy is committed to opening doors to education for the next generation of gem mining families.


$125 Miner Toolkits

80-90% of all East African miners are farming miners or mining farmers! They use their farming tools to do hard-rock mining, leaving them ill-equipped for safety and success. We want to equip them with the essential tools for self-protection and ensure they effectively reach their goal: gemstones!

In 2023, Gem Legacy sponsored:

$125 Miner Toolkits sponsored
Secondary School Scholarships for Mwatate Students
Young Adults from a mining region to attend college
Young adults to attend Gem Faceting School

What We Do

Gem Legacy is committed to supporting artisanal colored gemstone mining regions and creating long-term projects to: expand the power of vocational training, empower entrepreneurs, and invest in community development. 

Other Ways You Can Help

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1 year of breakfast and lunch for a Kitarini Primary School student

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1 Miner Toolkit, customized with the tools needed by each individual miner

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1 secondary school scholarship for a Kitarini Primary School graduate

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1 secondary school scholarship for a Mwatate Children’s Home student

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1 scholarship to attend the Gemological & Gem Faceting School’s 5 month program

1 Donation Leaves a Forever Legacy

100% of Every Donation Goes Direct to Initiatives