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 30 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 has constructed two community health centres. The first is in Mtiticoma, for people living close to the Namalope operations, and the second is in Pilivili, for people living close to the Pilivili operations. Between them, they provide care for approximately 26,000 people per year.

Ensuring all children obtain a good quality education is the foundation for creating sustainable development. In the past 17 years, KMAD has constructed 73 classrooms for local schools and supplied over 2,600 desks and other educational materials. KMAD has also provided over 246 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 17 years, KMAD has provided funding for more than 75c 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 training college. Courses are taught on subjects including electrics, mechanical construction, and industrial electronics, or civil construction, with the objective of giving local people the necessary skills to start their own businesses or to gain employment with Kenmare. KMAD also sponsors 70 female students per year to take a three-year course at the college.