Our beneficiaries

Artisanal and small-scale  mining organizations

Characteristics: Formalized or Fairmined certified organizations, as well as organizations working towards formalization or certification

Objectives:

  1. Feasible and responsible businesses
  2. Improvement of economic, social and environmental practices
  3. Achieve or maintain Fairmined Certification

Individual miners

Characteristics: subsistence miners living in vulnerable conditions, primarily female, some of them belonging to ethnic groups and/or living in conflict regions. Their mining activity often can be characterized by low production levels, disadvantageous economic conditions and precarious health conditions.

“Barequeros/as” (Colombia) or “Bateadoras” (Peru): They wash sands using manual tools to separate and collect the gold.

“Chatarreras” (Colombia) or “Pallaqueras” (Peru): They recollect and manually process minerals disposed of by artisanal and small-scale mines which may contain small quantities of precious metals.

Objectives:

  1. Association and organizational strenghtening
  2. Formalization
  3. Progressive improvement of mining practices
  4. Improved living conditions
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