In Slums There Are No Millionaires

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Slums in Mumbai, India by Jessica Stupak, Matt Isola, Kyle Walsh, Gabe Brandt and John Demsey.

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In Slums There Are No Millionaires

  1. 1. In slums, there are no millionaires.<br />Dhavari and Mumbai, India.<br />
  2. 2. What is a Slum?<br />A slum is an overcrowded area of a city where the living conditions are difficult and unsanitary.<br />Slums are caused by the immigration of large numbers of poverty stricken people into a small area.<br />Dhavari is a huge slum in Mumbai, India.<br />
  3. 3. Dhavari<br />Dhavari is the largest slum and it’s in the heart of Mumbai.<br />It is sandwiched between two major cities, Mahim in the West and Sion in the East.<br />600,000 to 1 million people occupy the slum.<br />
  4. 4. How the Slum Started<br />Until the 19th century, Mumbai was a swamp.<br />There was once a big fishing market, but once the swamp filled with waste, they couldn’t fish anymore.<br />They turned to the cotton textile industry and thousands of people migrated to Dhavari to work.<br />
  5. 5. Economy in the Slum<br />The population has increased twelve times in the last century.<br />They are expected to have 129 million people in greater Mumbai by 2012.<br />46% of residents are Indian Migrants.<br />The lower class makes 15% of what the higher class makes.<br />
  6. 6. Geographical Facts<br />Dhavari has dry, dirt ground.<br />It is located between to main railways (Western and Central Railways).<br />To the north is lies the Mithi River which doesn’t contain clean drinking water.<br />Dhavari covers an area of 535 Acres. <br />Both its locations and poor drainage systems make Dhavari particularly vulnerable to floods during “wet season” (a period of time where it rains almost everyday for 2 months.)<br />
  7. 7. Living Conditions<br />There is no running or fresh water in Dhavari. (Some residents have to walk two miles for water).<br />It is not sanitary (1 toilet for 1,440 people).<br />There is a huge recycling industry<br />Gangs run the city.<br />
  8. 8. Real Estate <br />Slums are in prime real estate positions.<br />It’s close to new business parks and two large commuter rail lines.<br />City officials want to demolish slums and build high rise apartments.<br />
  9. 9. Suggestions<br />Send food and install a running water system in Dhavari.<br />Create a type of law enforcement.<br />Find a way to expand living areas.<br />
  10. 10. Thank You!<br />Any Questions?<br />Matt Isola, Jessica Stupak, Gabriel Brandt, Kyle Walsh, John Dempsey.<br />

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