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Oct 26, 2010 11:08 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Notes from Peru: One room homes

Imagine a family of six living in a one-room home. It's a reality for many poor families living in Lima, Peru.

NewsFirst5 anchor Adam Atchison is in Lima with a team from Compassion International. Among their newest efforts--doubling the size of a home from one room to two.

Adam is chronicling his journey in his blog, Notes from Peru.

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