Poppie Moriana
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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.

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  • 02 Sep 2016