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  • South of Lima, pertains to Ica Region

  • Of the province's total 116,865 residents, 54,193 live in Pisco City. 

  • Known as an agricultural center; famous for producing grapes for wine and pisco, but surrounding desert areas affected by social and economic marginalization, informal land rights, lack of infrastructure and extreme poverty.

  • Epicenter of the detrimental 2007 earthquake; remains the most underdeveloped in terms of recovery efforts

  • 89.6% of homes were destroyed or damaged, not including informal residences built from provisional and scavenged materials  

  • Prior to the earthquake, poverty in Pisco was >50%, with an average monthly income of US $141  

At a glance

A closer look

After the 2007 earthquake, the area lacks basic infrastructure for water, sanitation, housing, health and education, but continues to be a destination for economic migrants from other areas of Peru.  

Lack of Action in           

Rebuilding Infrastructure


Growing Population


Increased Poverty Levels

Since the earthquake, reconstruction approaches have included urban planning and land habilitation for basic utilities (water, sanitation, electricity) in some areas, but not throughout the majority of the district.

Many homes destroyed were built using adobe bricks and other provisional materials, leaving little salvageable for reconstruction

More than 220,000 children in Ica Province have been unable to return to school since the earthquake, due to schools not being rebuilt. 

The district has grown in recent years with the influx of migrant workers seeking employment in the agricultural sector, but local municipal services do not have the capacity to provide basic services and public works to this growing population.


The population is projected to grow significantly by 2020, and without significant efforts made to provide basic services and infrastructure, poverty levels will increase exponentially.  

Coprodeli efforts

Coprodeli’s intervention in Pisco is underway but was greatly halted due to massive arbitrary provisions in the region after the earthquake and the international economic crisis (which caused the budgets of our international aid donors to dry up in 2010).


The full plan for Pisco includes:

  • Center for Social Services

    • Education Center – Pre-k through 7th grade in operation

    • Medical Center

    • Youth Outreach Center

    • Humanitarian Aid Hub

  • Urbanization
    800 homes to be built

  • Microenterprise Incubation Industrial Park
    To support local economic recovery across various industries including construction, agriculture, production, distribution, technology and communications 

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