|I would like to introduce the settlement of
San Gabriel. With
approximately 65 families, it is located in the district of Carabayllo, in Lima,
Peru. Each home has a family of at least 5 people, the majority of which are
of low economic resources and do not have stable jobs. The fathers sometimes
work in the nearby countryside or as cabdrivers or in masonry and the mothers
are housewives and participate in handicraft workshops.
majority of the houses are made from “mapresa” (pressed
cardboard) but others are made of higher quality material (cement and
bricks). In some cases the houses are made of mats. The roofs are made
from a corrugated material, or mats, which protect them from the rain
in July and August.