Life in Shanty towns By Liam Anderson, Heidi Baker and Billy Mahy. http://www.uni-giessen.de/geographie/presse/images/Slum...
What is a Shanty Town? <ul><li>Shanty Towns </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: A small </li></ul><ul><li>house, usually made </...
<ul><li>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 surviva...
<ul><li>Living conditions in shanty towns are usually: </li></ul><ul><li>Cramped, a wholefamily (roughly  8-10 people) wou...
<ul><li>Could you imagine sharing a room with at least 8 – 10 people? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Shanty town dwellings are made from what  </li></ul><ul><li>ever people can find to build with.  </li></ul><ul><li...
 
Where are they built? <ul><li>Shanty towns are built on land know one else would build on, it could be: </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
What employment is offered to the residents? <ul><li>Most of the residents in shanty towns have </li></ul><ul><li>informal...
We hope that this slideshow has informed you about what life in a  shanty town is like <ul><li>Thank you for watching. </l...
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  1. 1. Life in Shanty towns By Liam Anderson, Heidi Baker and Billy Mahy. http://www.uni-giessen.de/geographie/presse/images/Slums.jpg
  2. 2. What is a Shanty Town? <ul><li>Shanty Towns </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: A small </li></ul><ul><li>house, usually made </li></ul><ul><li>from pieces of wood, </li></ul><ul><li>metal or cardboard, in </li></ul><ul><li>poor people live, </li></ul><ul><li>especially on the edge </li></ul><ul><li>a city </li></ul>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
  3. 3. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>A woman sits with her child, whom is a victim of a recent outbreak of polio, in Angola. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Living conditions in shanty towns are usually: </li></ul><ul><li>Cramped, a wholefamily (roughly 8-10 people) would live in one small room </li></ul><ul><li>There is no water. </li></ul><ul><li>drainage, sewerage or electricity in most cases. </li></ul><ul><li>Disease spreads fast in the cramped conditions and with no medical services death is common. </li></ul>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
  5. 5. <ul><li>Could you imagine sharing a room with at least 8 – 10 people? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Shanty town dwellings are made from what </li></ul><ul><li>ever people can find to build with. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these materials </li></ul><ul><li>may include: </li></ul><ul><li>Corrugated iron </li></ul><ul><li>sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Wood </li></ul><ul><li>Tin roofs </li></ul><ul><li>Plastics </li></ul><ul><li>Basically what ever </li></ul><ul><li>they can get there </li></ul><ul><li>hands on. </li></ul>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
  7. 8. Where are they built? <ul><li>Shanty towns are built on land know one else would build on, it could be: </li></ul><ul><li>Steep ground </li></ul><ul><li>Poor drainage </li></ul><ul><li>Polluted areas </li></ul><ul><li>No water, electricity or services </li></ul>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
  8. 10. What employment is offered to the residents? <ul><li>Most of the residents in shanty towns have </li></ul><ul><li>informal employment. These are low paid, </li></ul><ul><li>(usually) self employed jobs that have no set </li></ul><ul><li>hours and has no contract. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples are: </li></ul><ul><li>Shoe shining </li></ul><ul><li>Barber </li></ul><ul><li>Owner of a small business or shop </li></ul><ul><li>Maids </li></ul>
  9. 11. We hope that this slideshow has informed you about what life in a shanty town is like <ul><li>Thank you for watching. </li></ul>

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