MiaDonna is more than the leader in the lab-grown diamond industry. We are a foundation-first company that prioritizes our efforts to better diamond mining communities through our charity, The Greener Diamond (TGD). At least five percent of all MiaDonna purchases directly supports TGD’s educational programs, urgent relief programs and agricultural farms in Sierra Leone and Liberia where former child soldiers are now supported to grow food instead of mining for diamonds.
Founded by a mother passionate to create change in the world, MiaDonna and The Greener Diamond were established as a system with a single objective: to offer consumers a beautiful, affordable and conflict-free diamond that would help free innocent children oppressed by the active conflict diamond mining industry. Together, they spearhead the crusade for a socially responsible diamond industry, providing solutions to stop unethical diamond mining so that communities negatively impacted by the harvesting and trading of earth-mined diamonds can heal and rebuild.
“So many people told me the MiaDonna and Greener Diamond business model was flawed. They said to me, ‘You can't open a business, start a new industry and fund a foundation.’ Well, we showed them, thank you to every MiaDonna customer who has helped us change lives.” - Anna-Mieke Anderson, founder and CEO of MiaDonna and The Greener Diamond
We are excited to announce The Greener Diamond’s newest project. We will be supporting the Center for Women’s Empowerment in Liberia. Using basic education, alternative counseling and vocational training, the Center for Women’s Empowerment will provide a safe place for women to grow and alleviate the negative impact the civil war has had on them. At the end of each year, the women will graduate in a particular area of choice they will have been trained in. Graduates of the Center for Women Empowerment will be awarded a micro-credit loan and will be assigned to an advisor who will work with them to establish small businesses. Within five years, the center will directly train 1,000 women.
Over the years, women entrepreneurs have proved their dedication to society and family. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s study on 59 economies, there is increasing evidence that women are more likely to reinvest their profits in education, their family and their community. We believe our support of the Center for Women’s Empowerment in Liberia will jumpstart the success of a new generation of female leaders.