HK$1,300.00raised of HK$500,000.00 goal goal
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（English Descriptions Below)
Projecterrae Limited 名列在香港稅務局網頁可獲豁免繳稅的機構名單上，捐款給Projecterrae Limited已屬「認可慈善捐款」，可作扣稅用途（只限香港）。如欲索取本機構正式收據（須捐款港幣$100元以上），請把成功捐款的證明（如列印螢幕畫面／paypal電郵／信用卡月結單節錄）電郵至[email protected]。本機構核實後會於8星期內經電郵發出正式捐款收據。
Local artisanal and small-scale mining in Less Economic Developed Countries employs a lot of local workers; for instance, more than a million workers serve the artisanal mining in Tanzania. The wide application of mercury in gold extraction by artisanal miners who lack knowledge of handling mercury, has great potential to cause serious health and environmental problems.
Mercury is a highly toxic metal with a low boiling point (357°C). Mercury vapour is deadly dangerous:
- Inhalation of the vapour causes respiratory diseases;
- When entering bloodstream through lungs, the central nervous system will be exposed to risk, causing neurological and behavioral disorders;
- High exposures lead to deaths;
- When released to the environment, mercury accumulates in soil and water and enters the food chain through various organisms, in other toxic chemical form;
- Consequently, immune, genetics and nervous systems will be damaged, and it also causes damages in developing embryos；
- The hidden health impact has caused social vulnerability.
Our charity has approached an internationally beknown laboratory, which has developed an extraction process that has potential for gold recovery from concentrates, as an alternative to both mercury (and cyanide). This process is based on cheaper and readily available chemicals, which some are even domestically used, however small scale miners would not have the access to and knowledge of using the chemicals.
Fund raising target and purpose
We are needing initial capital to kick off our No-Mercury programme in Tanzania. The initial fundraising target is HKD 500,000. We’d wish to implement a pilot testing plant in Negero in Eastern Tanzania. Should it be successful, we would then extend the use of this technique to other mining regions in Tanzania as well as in DR Congo. The proposed extraction process will be infinitely preferable to mercury or cyanide, ascribed to human health improvement and environmental acceptability. Any excess donation will be used in improving the local community.
Should you wish to understand more information about our charity, please refer to our webpage https://projecterrae.wordpress.com.
Projecterrae Limited is listed on the tax-exempt charities list on the website of the Inland Revenue Department of HKSAR. Donations to Projecterrae Limited are "Approved Charitable Donations", which can be claimed for tax deduction (only in Hong Kong). Should you need an official receipt from our charity (applicable to donations of HK$100 or above), please email the proof of successful donation (e.g. print screen of successful payment/ email by paypal/ credit card statement, etc) to [email protected]. After verification, our charity shall issue an official donation receipt via email within 8 weeks.
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