About the Site
Cerro Verde is an open-pit copper and molybdenum mining complex is located 20 miles southwest of Arequipa, Peru.

Eligible Communities
Town of Arequipa

Focus Areas for Program Support
Community Basic Needs

  • Education & Training
  • Safety, Health & Wellness (such as medical care, clean water, etc.)
  • Environment

Livelihoods & Infrastructure

  • Economic Development (such as small and micro-enterprise development, local sourcing, improvement of public water supplies, roads, facilities (schools, etc.), urban planning, etc.)
  • Cultural Preservation


  • Capacity building in local governments as well as informal community “governance” structures

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