managed by M. Arana Zegarra
Since gold mining in Peru began in 1993, the living conditions of the farming community have deteriorated, despite high returns for the mining companies. Not only have they been adversely affected by land speculation, but also their farming activities are threatened by the environmental damage caused by mining companies. Mining accidents threaten the fish population, the high water consumption of mines leads to scarcity of water resources, and the groundwater level is sinking. GRUFIDES helps farming communities caught in this conflict to assert their rights, with support from the German organization Misereor. The farming communities also maintain a city partnership with the Berlin District of Treptow-Köpenick.