Month: June 2020

Understanding the COVID-19 challenge

Although Peru is currently the second most affected country in Latin America, the country was relatively fast to take a series of measures to deal with the health crisis. On March 15, only 9 days after the announcement of the first case, a total lockdown and quarantine was imposed and a sanitary state of emergency […]

Helping the community kitchen

The COVID19 pandemic is giving a whole new meaning to the concept of “solidarity” in the so called pueblos jovenes in Lima. Many of these recent settlements are high up in the hills, far away from basic amenities like water and electricity and far away from the local markets. Single mothers, elderly or sick people […]

The fog-season has arrived

We are early June, the fog-season has arrived in the shanty towns of Lima. From now until October, the families will barely see the sun. Instead, they will be surrounded by fog. This is a very dangerous season for the children: the rocks are very slippery, they often can’t see for more than a few […]

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