April 1, 2008

“Building Community in Peru’s Shanty Towns” published in Buckner Today – Spring 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Operacion San Andres @ 5:11 pm

On the outskirts of Lima, Peru live some of society’s most marginalized people. Many have escaped extreme conditions – guerilla warfare, drug cartels and unending poverty – in hopes of finding employment and a better life in “shanty towns.” But what they really find is more despair.
“Their living conditions are really terrible,” said Dr. Luis Campos, a Houston-based cardiologist who first started visiting the desert shanty town Collique.  (read more)

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