In my Blog about Lima’s new town I spoke about the new houses being built to meet Lima’s growth but in the hills above this new town there is already the community of San Benito where CAFOD’s partners, Warmi Huasi, are helping to improve the diet of the children, especially babies and children under 5 years of age.
This is their town. You can see how carefully the houses are cut into the hillside, but also notice the school, the health centre, football ground and the different sized houses. In my Blog, in the hills, you saw how the people began their buildings, now you can see what a town looks like after the community has been there for some time.
They still need the town council to provide them with roads and a clean water supply, but they have electricity and water is delivered to all the houses by a water truck that fills their tanks.
Look out for the shop too, I will say more about this later.
[Warmi Huasi is the Quechua name for Women’s House]