San Benito, in the hills

View of the village / Barrio from the top house

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]

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3 thoughts on “San Benito, in the hills

  1. Pingback: Warmi Huasi (Women’s House), San Benito, Peru « CAFOD Northampton

    • The people in the hills are very poor. There are a few very rich people in Peru and a lot of very poor people, but there is an increasing number of people who are doing OK, even though they have to work long hours for very little pay. If they can get to school, they have a much better chance, and many of the young people I have met will be better off than their parents. The new president has promised to try to do more for the poorest communities, but he will have a difficult task and CAFOD’s partners will be working hard to make sure he keeps his promises.

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