After a long day of painting, SSTers took to the field for a friendly game of soccer with young futbalistas from Villa María del Triunfo, the district in the Southern Cone where Alicia lives and where she and her family hosted us for the night.

We enjoyed the chance to spend some time with kids in the neighborhood, as well as the chance to get to know the place Alicia told us about earlier in the week. In her talk she told us how the neighborhood’s first houses 35 years ago were constructed of reed mats and lacked electricity and water service. On our visit, we were able to see how a pueblo jóven grows up: now streets are paved, most houses are made of brick, and the neighborhood has plumbing and electrical service.