At the Cerro Rico there are 39 cooperative mines that make more tan 15.000 men working there.
Therefore the mining activity is the biggest job in town no having other employees, so everything is related with the Cerro Rico like tourism (no miners working in, tourists don’t want to go to the mines) banking, etc. and no formal jobs, no industries or factories too.
Each miner has a promethium of 4, 5 kids, all of them in school age. The father feed the family that’s why is so hard and difficult that their children finished the high school and almost a dream to get into university ending a professional carrier.
The foundation FUNAM will really appreciate your donations whichever being your help, even a little money we can already make a huge difference to improve the miner’s children education.