New York, NY; October 4, 2021: The global non profit Diamonds Do Good®  announced today a $100,000 entrepreneurship grants program to be managed through United People Global (UPG). UPG runs the largest sustainability leadership training that currently supports young change makers in over 100 countries working on local projects addressing all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The focus region for the inaugural grants will be Southern Africa where the majority of gem-quality natural diamonds are found. In keeping with the Diamonds Do Good® mission of supporting initiatives that develop and empower people in diamond communities worldwide, the organization has historically funded programs what have proved success in providing youth with high-quality education, including leadership development and entrepreneurial skills building. Today, Diamonds Do Good® recognizes that providing access to capital through small amounts of money invested in different early-stage startups will help build and nurture Africa’s future private sector. A minimum of 5 grantees will be identified with funding ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.

“An entrepreneur is someone who brings a solution to life. UPG Biashara (the Zulu term for Business) supports entrepreneurs in their journey to turn beautiful sparks into enduring flames,” said Yemi Babington-Ashaye. President, United People Global. Details concerning the grant can be found on the Diamonds Do Good® section of UPG’s website here:

About Diamonds Do Good®: 

Diamonds Do Good in  not-for-profit organization inspired in 2006 by Nelson Mandela to tell the world about the positive impact of diamonds in Southern Africa. Its focus today is to create meaningful change in natural diamond communities across the world and to tell these meaningful stories.

About United People Global (UPG):

UPG is a community that encourages and enables people to participate in making the world a better place. The work of this global community is facilitated by United People Global Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. UPG is not a political or religious organization.