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Jeweller Pippa Small was named today as an ambassador for Survival International.
Pippa has supported Survival for many years. She has worked with Indigenous communities including the Kalahari Bushmen, the Batwa ‘Pygmies’ of Rwanda, and the Kuna in Panama, helping them use their traditional designs to generate income. Pippa has also designed exclusive jewellery ranges for Survival.
Pippa said, ‘I’ve personally been involved with Survival because it is the only organisation defending the rights of tribal peoples. I want to use my new role to get more people involved with Survival.’
Pippa has been particularly active in her support of the Kalahari Bushmen, who were evicted from their ancestral lands to make way for diamond mining. She has used her contacts within the diamond business to stand up for the Bushmen.
Survival’s director Stephen Corry said today, ‘I’m delighted that Pippa Small, who has been an active supporter of tribal people for many years, has agreed to be a Survival ambassador.’