Lima

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Population
  8.432 million
  
Language
  Spanish
  
Currency
  Nuevo Sol
Local Food
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Weather
  73 - 66 Fº

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ABOUT THIS DESTINATION

With a population of 9 million, Lima is the fourth-largest city in the Americas, and one of the most important financial centers in Latin America. As a tourist destination, it is famous for its diverse gastronomy, historic cultural sites, and nightlife.

WHY YOU SHOULD COME

Lima is also home to extreme poverty, especially in the densely populated settlements on its outskirts. These areas, known as “pueblos jovenes,” have grown rapidly in recent years, as people migrated from the rural sierra of Peru to Lima in search of economic opportunity and an escape from the instability and violence of the 1980s. People also continue to migrate to Lima from rural areas of Peru in search of better access to basic services -- such as health care, education, and work opportunities -- that are often limited or completely absent in their home communities. While some of the older settlements have in time become incorporated into the rest of Lima, the rapid and continued population growth in these areas has left many communities plagued by low wages, high unemployment, and a lack of attention from the state.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

Since 2010, MEDLIFE's work in Lima has focused primarily on a set of communities known as "Cono Sur" (Southern Lima), where almost 1 million people live in conditions of extreme poverty. These communities consist of small shacks, often made of reed mats or plywood and built into the treacherous rocky hillsides around Lima. Most of these communities lack access to water and electricity. MEDLIFE addresses some of the most pressing issues in these communities through Mobile Clinics and community development projects.

At the moment there are “Mobile Clinics” and "Project Corps" available for Lima. See an example of itinerary below:

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*Each Mobile Clinic team will be divided into four different groups; groups will rotate stations throughout the week.

SOME EXTRA ACTIVITIES YOU MAY LOVE!

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Paracas & Ica Tour!
See penguins and sea lions on the Ballestas Islands, and explore the Peruvian desert while having fun sandboarding and riding the buggies. Then visit the traditional vineyards for some wine and pisco. 
PRICE: $110-170*
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Lima Coast biking!
On this Lima day Tour experience Lima´s sublime coast, interesting heritage and artistic enclaves on this cycling tour that combines stunning scenery with ancient history.
PRICE: $40-50*
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Road to Pachacamac!
See Lima´s splendid country side and unravel local history on this Lima bike tour through the ages. Cycle past farms and haciendas then explore the magnificent ruins of Pachacamac.
PRICE: $80-90*

*Prices vary according to numbers of participants. 

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