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Lima is the capital of Peru with a population of 9 million and a year-round mild humid climate, with an annual rainfall of only a half inch.

Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, fishing is a major activity, and the markets have abundance and variety.




Lima has its modern business and residential neighborhoods (we stayed in a very nice hotel), but a large number of its residents are poor and live in squatter villages.  The warm climate and lack of rain allows flimsy shelters of cardboard, canvas, and straw to serve as homes.


In a community kitchen, soup is made to serve several families.