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liam anderson, heidi baker, billy mahy .

liam anderson, heidi baker, billy mahy .



this is the slide show on life in shanty towns.

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    • Life in Shanty towns By Liam Anderson, Heidi Baker and Billy Mahy. http://www.uni-giessen.de/geographie/presse/images/Slums.jpg
    • What is a Shanty Town?
      • Shanty Towns
      • Definition: A small
      • house, usually made
      • from pieces of wood,
      • metal or cardboard, in
      • poor people live,
      • especially on the edge
      • a city
      Shanty Towns have different names all over the world In South Africa they are Townships, in India they are Bustees and in Brazil the are Favelas
      • To us, it may seem like a rubbish tip as far as the eye can see, but for them, it is their only chances of survival.
      • A woman sits with her child, whom is a victim of a recent outbreak of polio, in Angola.
      • Living conditions in shanty towns are usually:
      • Cramped, a wholefamily (roughly 8-10 people) would live in one small room
      • There is no water.
      • drainage, sewerage or electricity in most cases.
      • Disease spreads fast in the cramped conditions and with no medical services death is common.
      What Are they like to live in? With conditions like these, diseases like typhoid and cholera can speak rapidly, without warning. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/CGCSRLP/Images/slums.jpg
      • Could you imagine sharing a room with at least 8 – 10 people?
      • Shanty town dwellings are made from what
      • ever people can find to build with.
      • Some of these materials
      • may include:
      • Corrugated iron
      • sheets
      • Wood
      • Tin roofs
      • Plastics
      • Basically what ever
      • they can get there
      • hands on.
      What are they made from? One shanty town struggles to stay on this hillside in the Surco district of Lima, Peru. These houses are made from reed mats, a cheap material. More than one third of Lima’s population is said live in these dwellings. http://uk.encarta.msn.com/media_461539963/Lima_Shanty_Town.html
    • Where are they built?
      • Shanty towns are built on land know one else would build on, it could be:
      • Steep ground
      • Poor drainage
      • Polluted areas
      • No water, electricity or services
      Above right: this picture shows a contrast in Bombay, India. It presents the shanty towns in the foreground, and the urban areas in the background. http://www.developments.org.uk/data/issue21/pockets.htm
    • What employment is offered to the residents?
      • Most of the residents in shanty towns have
      • informal employment. These are low paid,
      • (usually) self employed jobs that have no set
      • hours and has no contract.
      • Examples are:
      • Shoe shining
      • Barber
      • Owner of a small business or shop
      • Maids
    • We hope that this slideshow has informed you about what life in a shanty town is like
      • Thank you for watching.