Miriam is a trailblazer gemologist in Kenya. She is a young woman from background from rural Kenya, and her accomplishment in the field is a WONDER. After graduating from high school in 1994, her father passed, ending Miriam's desire for higher education. Being the firstborn child, circumstances forced her to seek employment to help her mother take care of her siblings. A well to do neighbor employed her as as a housemaid before she was hired by a gem dealer from the United States as a tea maker/receptionist in Nairobi City. Miriam was fascinated by the trade and was given a chance to familiarize herself with the business by her boss who was quick to notice her intelligence and curiosity for gemstones.
Miriam saved her meagre salary to pay for her training on gemstones. She holds certificates from Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa in diamond and colored gemstone identification, including processing from rough to full cut polished minerals, cutting, sorting and marketing. Consequently, the certificates equipped her with all required knowledge to be a gemstone dealer, miner and a creative artisan which she has done successfully for the last 17 years.
Miriam has grown successfully in the business of gemstone dealing and mining admired by many, a young woman who has beat all odds and survived a male dominated field in Kenya. Africa. She owns Tsavorites Mines in Taita Taveta & Nosikitok Namanga in Kenya where she practices modern mining and taking care of over fifty families in the mining industry communities.
PO BOX 34505 GPO
Mimo Gem Traders
Gicharani Primary School Kikuyu 1990
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)
Trikha Girls Secondary School, Thika 1994
Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
2020 WIM UK -100 global Inspiration Women in Mining
2021 & 2022 ICA Director to Kenya
Miner, Retailer, Wholesaler