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Self-help schemes in shanty towns in Brazil


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By Adam Barringer, Dom Warren and Scott Elston

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Self-help schemes in shanty towns in Brazil

  1. 1. Self help schemes in brazil’s shanty towns By Adam Barringer and Dom Warren and Scott Elston
  2. 2. Self-help scheme in Rocinha <ul><li>A self-help scheme has been started by the local inhabitants of Rocinha. </li></ul><ul><li>Within Rocinha, local people have upgraded temporary wooden buildings to brick and tile. The local authorities have accepted these improvements and added electricity, paved and lit some of the steeper streets, and added more water pipes. </li></ul><ul><li>Local people have set up shops and small industries in Rocinha. This is known as the informal sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements within Rocinha have been restricted by high-density housing and steepness of hillsides </li></ul>
  3. 3. Self help Schemes - Sao Paulo <ul><li>Local authorities provide building materials e.g. wood and breeze blocks; local residents provide labour supply </li></ul><ul><li>Local authorities provide basic services (e.g. water, electricity and sewerage system) with the money saved </li></ul><ul><li>However, Local Authorities cannot keep up with the levels of rural to urban migration. Also, there is not enough money available for even the basic needs of the millions who have already migrated to these areas. </li></ul>