At the time of independence in 1966, in a country the size of France there were only 12km of paved roads, few hospitals and most people depended on cattle and subsistence farming for an income. Five decades on and Botswana has transformed into one of the fastest growing economies in the African continent.
Botswana diamonds have transformed the fortunes of the country over 50 years. Hundreds of thousands of lives in Botswana have been touched by the proceeds from diamonds; revenue has been used for the betterment of the nation. It’s a powerful story and legacy of how diamonds do good
“For our people every diamond purchase represents food on the table, better living conditions, better healthcare, potable and safe drinking water, and more roads to connect our remote communities”
— Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana