Children in the DRC have been displaced by a civil war that has lasted over 10 years and taken over 5 million lives. Like many developing countries, mineral wealth has driven the nations leaders into moral bankruptcy. Over $100,000 worth of conflict minerals are mined by children then traded by militia each year. Do you know where these minerals go? Into to our mobile phones, laptops, cameras, just about every personal electronic device you can think of. We have partnered with NGO Save the Children to help raise awareness of this issue, and hopefully make enough of an impact to force companies to be transparent in where they source their minerals. It’s been done with blood diamonds in Sierra Leone and sweatshop factories in Asia so there is hope for the Congo. Register your voice, donate, buy a t-shirt or join our social media network and you can make a difference. You, as a consumer have the right to know whether there is blood on your phone. You have the ability to force electronic companies to ethically source their products and be able to trace them.
To learn more visit our Protect the Child website.