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Peru: Gov't provides warm homes to high-Andean families

18:10 | Lima, Jun. 29.

The Government is setting up spaces at several homes in high-Andean areas across the country in order to increase their temperature by 10 C° and, thus, withstand extremely cold conditions.

These warm houses are fitted with wooden floors that keep moisture away. 

The roof is sealed with a wire mesh plastered with a mixture of gypsum and glue.

The structure consists of a Trombe wall to absorb heat during sunlit hours of winter.

Installation works also include the set-up of double doors, as well as enhanced stoves that expel toxic fumes.

A total of 412 warm homes have been handed over in highland areas so far, thus benefiting 1,648 citizens.

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Published: 6/29/2018
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