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A miner’s story: Eugenio Huayhua Vera, Sotrami S.A., Peru


Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 | by Eugenio Huayhua Vera

I’d like to talk about the challenges that my community faces. I represent a company formed by artisanal miners from Santo Filomena, called Sociedad de Trabajadores Mineros S.A (SOTRAMI). We (…)

A miner’s story: Gayatri Morales Gutierrez, Cotapata, Bolivia


Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 | by Gayatri Morales Gutierrez

The realities of mining are similar everywhere in Latin America, just the region varies. My organisation is located in Cotapata in Bolivia. In short, I will say that with Fairtrade (…)

A miner’s story: Santiago Ramirez Castro, Macdesa, Peru


Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 | by Santiago Ramirez Castro

I would like to start with a personal experience in artisanal mining. I was born in 1971 in Lima. I wanted to study to have a career but due to (…)

A miner’s story: Aristarco Mosquera, Cooperacion Oro Verde, Colombia


Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 | by Aristarco Mosquera and Felipe Arango

I have been mining for the Afro-Colombian communities in Colombia. It’s not a very positive world –the process of slavery that our ancestors went through was partly linked to mining. (…)