Graciela Guzman (R) and her daughter Maria pose in front of their home in Gosen City, a slum in the Villa Maria del Triunfo municipality on the outskirts of Lima April 10, 2014. Guzman was one of the ... more 
Graciela Guzman (R) and her daughter Maria pose in front of their home in Gosen City, a slum in the Villa Maria del Triunfo municipality on the outskirts of Lima April 10, 2014. Guzman was one of the founders of Gosen City more than 12 years ago, and managed to build her own home in 2009. Her daughter Maria studies graphic design in Lima. A number of residents in Gosen City, a slum that grew up near a garbage dump on the outskirts of Lima, have seen their lives improve as parts of Peru feel the effects of years of economic growth. Peru's President Ollanta Humala has pledged to cut poverty to 15 percent by the end of his term in July 2016. He is still a long way from his goal, but the poverty rate is coming down, falling just under two percentage points to 23.9 percent in 2013 from the prior year. Picture taken April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS POLITICS POVERTY EMPLOYMENT) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 13 OF 15 FOR PACKAGE 'LIVING THE PERUVIAN DREAM' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'BAZO GOSEN' less 
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