Women Helping Women - Moyo-Anza Gems

Moyo Gems represents a collaboration of hearts and minds whose mission is to change the status quo for women artisanal miners in Tanga, Tanzania.

What If We Could Support Some of the World’s Most Marginalized People?

Women make up 40-50% of the artisanal gem-mining workforce in East Africa. Yet they fall far behind their male counterparts when it comes to access to markets, access to education about gemology, basic business skills, and the price received for their gemstones.

Sustainable. Responsible. Empowering.

With Moyo Gems, 10% of every sale goes back to the women miners and their communities. The women themselves are empowered to use these funds where they best see fit.

The impact of Moyo Gems is far reaching, including providing support for schools and orphanages, offering free education and vocational training for women miners, aiding with equipment and tools, and always paying fair-trade prices.

By empowering women miners, Moyo Gems is helping East Africans participate fully in the global gemstone trade.

Women Helping Women

This “Women Helping Women” platform is why I purchase gemstones from Moyo-Anza Gems. When you choose to buy a designer piece, you are helping these women miners improve their lives and those of their communities.

If you want to learn more about Moyo-Anza Gems and the impact they are making, please visit their website at