(1991) A peasant child in Puno, one of Peru's poorest areas.  A recent United Nations report estimates that in the past year, a half million children have died from poverty-related illnesses. Religion News Service photo by Alejandro Balaguer

(1991) A peasant child in Puno, one of Peru’s poorest areas. A recent United Nations report estimates that in the past year, a half million children have died from poverty-related illnesses. Religion News Service photo by Alejandro Balaguer