Coprodeli USA was started by Thomas McDonald who was inspired after a five-month visit in Callao, Peru to work with the children of Coprodeli Foundation. Our nonprofit organization was established in Chicago in 1999 and in Washington D.C. in 2007, with the main goal of supporting the community-based development initiatives of Coprodeli Peru through volunteer participation, expert knowledge, and in-kind and financial donations.
We develop and organize activities that help foster job training and education, provide for vital needs, and develop self-sustainable community programs to lessen social exclusion and poverty in Peru. We have offered an active internship program to more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students since our inception. This further strengthens the fundraising operations, strategic marketing, project development, community outreach, and organizational initiatives of Coprodeli USA.