Victoria Ochante, 67, poses in front of her new home in Gosen City, a slum in the Villa Maria del Triunfo municipality on the outskirts of Lima April 10, 2014. Until two years ago Ochante was a ... more 
Victoria Ochante, 67, poses in front of her new home in Gosen City, a slum in the Villa Maria del Triunfo municipality on the outskirts of Lima April 10, 2014. Until two years ago Ochante was a garbage picker, combing Lima's trash for items to sell to recyclers. Now with her savings and her daughter's help she retired and spends her time taking care of her grandchildren. 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 12 OF 15 FOR PACKAGE 'LIVING THE PERUVIAN DREAM' TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'BAZO GOSEN' less 
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