KMAD community initiatives

KMAD supports a number of initiatives to create longer term, sustainable benefits for the Mine’s host communities. Here are some of the projects KMAD has supported to date:

According to the charity Water Aid, over a third of the population of Mozambique lives without access to clean drinking water. To aid the Moma Mine's host communities, KMAD has drilled 25 boreholes to provide clean drinking water for approximately 24,000 people.

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. As part of KMAD's healthcare development programmes, KMAD constructed a health centre in Mtiticoma for the Mine's host communities, which provides healthcare for over 24,600 people per year. The organisation has also built staff housing, a maternity unit, a vaccination centre and a pharmacy. In 2019 KMAD provided a new ambulance for the clinic.

Ensuring all children obtain a good quality education is the foundation for creating sustainable development. In the past 15 years, KMAD has constructed 56 classrooms for local schools and supplied over 1,100 desks and other educational materials. KMAD has also provided over 196 scholarships for local children to obtain secondary school education.

KMAD supports employment opportunities for local people that deliver sustainable economic growth, while not harming the environment. In the past 15 years, KMAD has provided funding for more than 40 small businesses, including grocery stores, poultry projects, vegetable farms that supply the Mine's kitchens, sewing projects and carpentry workshops.

To provide people in the Mine's host communities with the opportunity to learn new skills and undertake vocational training, in 2017 KMAD constructed a technical school. In 2018 KMAD funded a number of courses for local people on subjects including construction, mechanics and welding, with the objective of giving them the necessary skills to start their own businesses. In 2019, KMAD constructed the second phase of the school, which included additional classrooms, a library and a computer room.