Roberto Taboada poses in front of his new house (L), next to the old one (R), in Gosen City, a slum in the Villa Maria del Triunfo municipality on the outskirts of Lima March 20, 2014. Taboada has ... more 
Roberto Taboada poses in front of his new house (L), next to the old one (R), in Gosen City, a slum in the Villa Maria del Triunfo municipality on the outskirts of Lima March 20, 2014. Taboada has lived for years in Gosen but recently saved enough from working odd jobs as a handyman to build a solid home. 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 March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS POLITICS POVERTY EMPLOYMENT) ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 14 OF 15 FOR PACKAGE 'LIVING THE PERUVIAN DREAM' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'BAZO GOSEN' less 
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