Pobreza :: Ica, Perú :: © 2004 Patrick Esmonde
Ica, Perú

These "houses" are found all over the countryside. Yes, people - mostly fishermen and farm workers - actually live in these arrangements of sticks and thatch. They have no electricity, running water, heat, or other modern comforts. The government has been saying for years that they are going to improve the situation, but somehow those intentions get lost while they're stealing money and selling drugs.