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  • 1. Life in shanty towns By Aaron Luke, Daniel Martin and Joe Davis
  • 2. Introduction What is a shanty town?
    • A shanty town is a spontaneous settlement. They are built on land which no one else wants. Often on hill side liable to land slides. They are built out of junk materials that people find. They are over crowded.
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  • 3. What is a shanty town?
    • Shanty towns have lots of different names in different areas in the world. In Brazil they are called favela and town ships.
  • 4. What the buildings look like?
    • The buildings are made out of things the people can find e.g. Metal, wood and plastic
    • They are non permanent buildings.
    • The buildings are built near industries so they can work there.
  • 5. What services do the shanty towns have?
    • Some homes in shanty towns have electricity as they illegally wire up electricity to their homes.
    • Most shanty town do not have running water.
    • They live on rubbish because they live there illegally, so the council will not pick up the rubbish.
  • 6. What type of employment are people most likely to do?
    • They work in factories but they do not have enough money to rent a place to live legally.
    • Some would be unemployed
  • 7. Why are most children illiterate?
    • They are illiterate because they do not live in legal housing . Which means there are no schools near by. They do get free education till they are 16 but some cannot get there. The schools are to far away and they can not afford to get transport into the school.
  • 8. What are the shops like?
    • There are no proper shops, but there are informal sales from people in the shacks.
  • 9. Why is transport a problem?
    • There are no bus routes into the shanty towns so they can not easily get a bus.
    • They do not have enough money a lot of the time for the bus or for any other transport