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The Los Rosales school which was built by the charity ADESA, is situated in Villa Estela at km 39 on the Pan American Highway. Lima is surrounded by 'pueblos jovenes' or young towns which appear to grow from nothing overnight. Settlers move in and build their own houses and then have to lobby to get utilities, which can take years.

The latest settlers start building their houses with a type of reed which is sold in outlets nearby. Roofing is usually of tarpaulin. It doesn't tend to rain in the area but it can get very cold and damp in winter due to the proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The coastline is covered in a heavy damp haar from May to November. Dampness and poor living conditions cause bronchial problems and TB.