3 years later

Here are some pictures of Guadalupe, Ica, Peru from June 22, 2010.  The earthquake occurred August 15, 2007.  The white USAid tents and the ruins in these pictures are where people are still living almost three years after the earthquake destroyed their homes.  I should have been shocked at the lack of progress in rebuilding the town but honestly it wasn’t a big surprise.  The tents are far from the ideal home to live in.  Temperatures go down to 50 degrees at night and in addition to the cold, the wind blowing the thick plastic (which is supported by a wooden frame) around would keep even a deep sleeper awake.

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5 thoughts on “3 years later

  1. Each year thousands of tourists flock to this country, talk about this country and ignore the daily life that many locals have to endure. It is truly a sad sight when people have to live in this situation because we have forgotten and officials don’t care enough to do something.

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