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On Saturday, Madre Lucia and Sor Carla Maria took us to unos cerros (some hills) to visit a family they’re good friends with. A few years ago, the Sisters helped the family buy a better house and now the family is seeking the Sisters’ help for a different family. Brick symbolizes some amount of wealth here, while poorer families make do with wooden houses. Typically the farther up the hill you are, the poorer your family is. Houses are grouped by color, which denotes a particular community.
Honestly, I know so little about poverty in Peru and don’t feel that I can write an adequate post, so here are some captioned photos.
Shameless plug: Please consider making a contribution to the Sisters’ work. Donations allow them to continue to provide assistance to Lima’s impoverished families, as well as the elderly. The address is in Wisconsin where Sor Carla Maria is originally from, but 100% of profits go to the Sisters’ work in Peru. Checks may be made out to Daughters of the Pieta and sent to:
LaCrosse Mission Office
PO Box 4004
LaCrosse, WI 54602
Carmen, welcoming Madre Lucia and Sor Carla Maria into her home.
Sor Carla Maria, Carmen, and Carmen’s youngest daughter.
Shelf in her home.
Carmen and her youngest daughter. Carmen sells Jell-O three times a week in the town area and must bring her kids up and down the hill with her.
Sor Carla Maria and one of Carmen’s three daughters in the kitchen area.
Heading up the hill. Home colors signify different communities.
Marda, Gabrielle, Luis, Madre Lucia, and Sor Carla Maria outside Madra’s home which the Sisters helped purchase.
Luis and the family kitten.
Adriano and Gabrielle
Gabrielle, Adriano, Daniel, Sor Carla Maria, and the kitten’s father
The kids wanted to bring Sor Carla Maria so she could see the super market that is now in view from their home.
Madre Lucia and Marda watching from the home.
At the top.
Back to the house.
Madre Lucia, Analia (I think), and Adriano
The Sisters lent a hand with this water container. I’ll need to ask Sor Carla Maria for the full story again.
New stairs built into the hill.
At the base of los cerros.
Entering the little town at the base of los cerros.