History of Flores de Villa
The pueblo joven of Flores de Villa is located in the outskirts of Lima, a city of eight million people in Peru. Previously, a few pig farmers, a garbage dump and a landfill occupied the area. Squatters invaded the area in 1992 much to the consternation of the local authorities. However, due to tenacity, desperate need, and the passage of time, these squatters now hold property titles for each 90 square meter lot where they have constructed their cardboard/scrap plywood homes with dirt floors. Now, most have electricity and some just recently were connected to water and sewage.