Working Lives Gaborone: Poppie Moriana
Poppie Moriana has spent the last 24 years working in Botswana's diamond industry. She joined as a trainee and is now a quality controller at the world's largest rough diamond sorting and valuing operation.
"The first day I came to work I was nervous," she recalls. "I was expecting something glittery (but) I saw just an average stone that one could kick around outside but the minute I started touching diamonds I was like 'wow'."
Ms Moriana spot-checks her team to make sure diamonds are being analysed and sorted correctly.
"It fills me with great pleasure knowing that we are handling Botswana's economy," she says.
02 Sep 2016