Challenge Extended

Challenge Extended

We are living at a time when the origin of the goods we wear, the energy we use, and the food we eat is being inspected, at times scrutinized. This is the notion that forced me to consider the fact that in order to get married, I needed a stone. And if I were to buy a stone, I needed to know its birthplace, its supply-chain, and its journey. Aside from running Clarity Project, a primary focus of my work, study, and life has been on the impact of our…

How Are Deodorant And Diamonds Connected?

How are Deodorant and Diamonds connected?

When I first visited Sierra Leone to start Kiburi Mining "well before Clarity Project was in the picture" I learned a lot about the diamond-mining world. As you will read in future posts, my (now) wife, laughed at me when I first asked if she thought it was a good idea to mine her own diamonds in Africa. Her laughter and my colleagues' interest was enough to purchase a one-way ticket to Sierra Leone to inspect the world of diamond mining. A philanthropic friend of mine who had been funding schools…