Nueva Union doesn't have running water, a connection to the electrical grid or paved roads.
But the neighbourhood has something that makes life in a Peruvian shantytown more bearable: a soccer field.
There are other projects on the horizon: a retaining wall to protect against landslides, a community center for meetings, and cement and new nets for the soccer field.
"Of course we're going to improve it," 32-year-old mechanical technician Roger Loayza says about the soccer field. "This used to be a hill, but now we have something."