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Ruth Epwoka

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Ruth Epwoka

Communications Officer, planetGOLD Kenya
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  1. Rose with group members


    Women reap gold benefits after training and working in marketing cooperatives

    The planetGOLD Kenya project together with the State Department for Cooperative has embarked on an awareness campaign and trained women on the benefits of formalizing project sites as they professionalize and formalize mining activities. After training, the project helped women form new marketing cooperatives. Learn more in this article.

  2. Mr. Jairo, a leader of Upper Meko Group, at their proposed gold processing site


    A New Underground

    The project covers nine Sub-Counties that collaborate with relevant regional government agencies, county governments, and mining communities to support the industry's formalization by setting up channels for artisanal miners to access information on lowering mercury use and encouraging ethical mining practices.

  3. Kenyan woman miner with red bowl


    Promoting Opportunities for Kenyan Women in Mining

    The planetGOLD Kenya project is supporting the formalization of miners by encouraging the establishment of women-led groups. Once formalized, these groups of miners will be able to apply for mining permits and by extension improve the availability and equality of opportunities to access financial services.

  4. The Regional Project Officer, Convine Omondi carrying out a mapping exercise in Vihiga County


    Setting the Stage for Mercury-Free Gold Mining in Kenya

    In July and August, the planetGOLD Kenya team embarked on a mission to map out the ASGM landscape in four counties to inform the project's activities. This blog - our first from Kenya! - provides a sneak peak of what the team discovered during this important exercise and what lies ahead.