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May 31, 2009 - Fireworks, Faux Nutella & Muddy Feet

Last night was quite the party in the 'hood. Lots of thumping Peruvian music to fall asleep to (again, lots of noise works to my advantage in helping me fall asleep). The party outside ended at 2:30 am; then, I heard a series of loud booms at 3:15 am. This was the only time I really considered leaving Lima early. I hugged my pillow as my heart raced 1,000/mph. I felt like I was in the worst neighborhood in Chicago. Our breakfast was super-fancy this morning, Lara told me. We had a slice of ham on our bread. Irma was busy all morning making...

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May 30, 2009 - A Day in My Lima Life

HOME Luz's family donated their home - and moved out - to the Light and Leadership Initiative. Luz is a co-founder of LLI, along with Lara from the US. In the Huaycan shantytown (i.e, slum), our home is in Zone D. Zone letters define how developed a section of the shantytown is. So, we basically live in a palace. LLI supports Zones R and Z, neither of which as running water. We have a roof over our heads. We running water most of the time, although we do not have hot water at all. With cold showers in the morning, who needs coffee? Having...

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May 29, 2009 - You Have No Idea ...

...how... Hungry the Huaycan community is in welcoming the Light and Leadership Initiative (LLI) leaders and volunteers; Thirsty for learning are the Huaycan children; There are no strangers in the LLI home in Huaycan, as our welcoming door is always open and filled with family and friends, old and new; Wonderfully quickly social masks are stripped, leaving you clothed only in love and a desire to help; Sick your heart will feel when departing Huaycan as you realize your next visit is just too far away; Imprisoned by loneliness you feel at...

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