by Gregory Valerio in Peterlee, County Durham, United Kingdom


Total raised £2,849

£50,000 target 26 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th June 2024 at 5:16pm

PeaceGold's mission is to transform conflict gold in Congo into a force for peace, upholds human rights and delivers community development.

by Gregory Valerio in Peterlee, County Durham, United Kingdom

Our Mission is to make a transformative impact in the gold industry and jewellery profession by setting a standard for ethical business practices in conflict affected high risk regions (CAHRAs) of the world (notably eastern Democratic Republic of Congo), through using gold as a tool for peace-building and prioritising community well-being.

We will establish PeaceGold as a leading player in the ethical gold export and bullion industry, collaborating with local artisanal small-scale gold mining organisation (ASMO's), ensuring best in class transparency & due diligence in our supply chain, promoting peace, upholding human rights & empowering communities through community development initiatives.

We will work with the international ethical jewellers to build a global consensus for peace, justice, upholding of human rights and inclusion of artisanal small-scale miners into the global supply chain for jewellery, electronics and bullion markets.

PeaceGold is a Community Interest Company registered in the UK. Our social enterprise model has been incubated from within the PeaceGold movement/network of not for profit peace builders, the local communities and small-scale gold mining cooperatives.

Our Theory of Change helps to see the complexity alongside the process for bringing change that we have developed over the last 6 years of work with communities.


Jewellers Participation. We want to see a international network of ethical jewellers adopting PeaceGold for use in their jewellery creation. Our early adopters membership will not only guarantee first access to the gold when it comes the market, but will also help us to create the transformative narrative with consumers, that jewellery creates peace & justice in our world.

How will we use the money? At this stage in our story we need to seed fund the early stages of establishing our social enterprise. We have identified that £50,000 will enable us to achieve the following foundational building blocks for the establishment of PeaceGold.

  • Presentation to Congolese Government of PeaceGold
  • Creation of our Social Impact Investment Offer
  • PeaceGold Congo company set up and registration
  • Orientation and workshop with PeaceGold cooperatives around the business model.

The financial credibility of PeaceGold can be easily demonstrated and supported with a robust legal compliance framework and well-resourced social impact operational model, alongside our community peace building partners will enable us to achieve our primary objectives; export gold, engage the international supply chain, create wealth and return this wealth to the communities we partner with in eDRC and beyond in conflict affected regions of our world.

PeaceGold has the potential to be THE BEST GOLD STORY IN THE WORLD.

Our comprehensive business plan is available upon request.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£250 or more

Early Adopter Jewellers Membership (minimum)

Without ethical jewellers and peace activist supporters becoming members of PeaceGold, we will not be able to achieve our goal of changing the conflict gold story into a story gold creating peace, justice and the upholding human rights. Early adopter membership (EDM) of PeaceGold is crucial to a healthy social enterprise. Ethical jewellers are the transformation voices in the market place. EDM will expire 30 Sept. 2024

£20 or more

Friends of PeaceGold

Friends of PeaceGold. For those who believe in Peace, conflict resolution and helping us to deliver tangible change in Democratic Republic of Congo this is the opportunity for you. Become a friend of PeaceGold, donate to our CIC kick starter campaign and help us to use the gold our partners bring to market to build out a lasting peace, uphold human rights and deliver community transformation. Thank you from the PeaceGold team.

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