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WeCare secures $350,000 to propel ethical, sustainable lab-grown diamonds

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The search and mining of diamonds have been one of the causes of major armed conflicts in mining communities around the world, especially on the African continent. Stories of these conflicts have inspired several theatrical presentations, due to the emotional and social damages it has weighed on the communities involved. Children have not been spares in the social decadence that comes with mining activities, as these young ones are subjected to arm lifting, drafted into rebel forces, recruited as child labour, and exposed to a number of other dangerous waters they shouldn’t have been exposed to.

To mitigate the risks attached to diamond mining, as well as nurturing a more sustainable and socially responsible diamond industry, the WeCare Foundation has successfully raised $350,000 to accelerate innovation in the lab-grown diamond sector. This funding milestone emphasizes the organization’s unwavering commitment to fostering ethical practices, technological advancements, and environmental stewardship.

Led by Saad Kassis Mohamed, WeCare’s visionary initiative aims to bolster research and development efforts in lab-grown diamonds through strategic collaborations with esteemed research institutions and industry leaders. By providing tailored funding solutions and market opportunities, the foundation seeks to empower emerging researchers, startups, and mid-sized players to thrive in this rapidly evolving sector.

WeCare Foundation is dedicated to driving innovation and promoting sustainability within the lab-grown diamond market,” Mohamed stated. “By offering customized financial assistance and access to market opportunities, we endeavor to support the growth and success of small to medium enterprises within this quickly advancing industry.”

At the heart of WeCare’s mission lies the commitment to combating child labor within the diamond industry. The firm acknowledges the paramount importance of ethical sourcing and fair labor practices, the foundation ensures that its initiatives uphold the highest standards of social responsibility, paving the way for a future where every diamond is sourced and produced ethically, free from the taint of child exploitation.

The funding found received support from Red Capital, as well as individual backers – showing their confidence in WeCare’s mission to drive innovation and sustainability in the lab-grown diamond sector. This diverse backing highlights the growing recognition of the need for a more ethical and environmentally conscious approach to diamond production.

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WeCare’s innovative funding model involves a rigorous valuation process, where lab-grown diamond productions, including run-of-mine (ROM) diamonds, undergo thorough assessment by accredited experts. Leveraging proprietary valuation methods, these productions are meticulously evaluated for their market potential and quality, ensuring that the funding is channeled towards the most promising and impactful projects.

With the demand for lab-grown diamonds steadily increasing, and projected to reach 160 million carats by 2030, WeCare’s efforts are well positioned to play an important role in shaping a more sustainable and socially responsible future for the diamond industry. By addressing financial challenges faced by participants, the foundation facilitates growth, innovation, and sustainability, benefiting all stakeholders involved.

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