TheDiamond Empowerment Fund has brought us to Botswana to show us how
the diamond industry has changed the life of the Botswana people. I
used to assume after watching the movie Blood Diamonds that diamonds
were not acceptable to buy from Africa. However, it is the complete
opposite! When diamonds are purchased, the whole country can survive! In Botswana there used
to be 10 schools but the diamond industry has now funded 300 schools!
We went into the largest diamond mine! It was huge! The trucks they use
to carry the diamonds are 6 million dollars, and each tire is $70,000!
How crazy is that?! Look at how small we look in comparison to the tire!
We saw all the raw diamonds and the process they have to go through in
order to get them ready to be delivered to stores! Thank you DeBeers
for that amazing experience!