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The favelas are eyesores and portray a poor image of the city. As a result, infant mortality rates are high and life expectancy is low on average 56 years in a Rio favela. Dharavi could copy the improvement approach, this approach worked in Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the residents themselves improved the squatter settlements or ‘favelas’. It is a very diverse population with over 40 ethnic groups including the Kikuyu, Luo and Maasai. We see about 10 people working to unblock one of the main sewerage pipes in preparation for proper drains.

These include clothing stores, butchers, street food stalls, bakers and even a wedding gown shop. This often fosters a community spirit as many families work together to make the improvements. This is called a self-help scheme. Brick houses are built with electricity, running water and sanitation pipes. Kenya has a hot climate and is located on the coast. Make-shift houses in favelas offer little protection to people and houses are easily washed away by the heavy rain and mud. In LICs, some people also have formal jobs but large numbers of workers have informal jobs.

Issues kibbera shanty towns Rio de Janeiro The huge volume of people migrating to cities has caused many problems. Kenya is an example of a low-income country. Putting Kibera on the map.

Until recently Kibera had no running water and it had to casse collected from the Kkbera dam. If we don’t look after it, after everything, we will only have ourselves to blame,” she says while hunched over a basin of water doing her laundry. Daily news briefing direct to your inbox Sign up for our newsletter. Tourism in Kenya is vitally important to the economy. Driving through the slum villages, I saw residents forming queues to use one communal tap.

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Rio is hemmed in by mountains, so during tropical storms landslides are common. Mumbai is an important port city on the northwest coast of India and is the state capital of Maharashtra.

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Some people have been granted legal ownership of the land on which their houses are built. Comic Relief in Kibera. The government has provided materials such as bricks, cement and glass to enable kiberz to improve their own homes. Brick houses are built with electricity, running water and sanitation pipes.

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It is a very diverse population with over 40 ethnic groups including the Kikuyu, Luo and Maasai. Because of the lack of toilets and poor sanitationsewage often runs in open drains. It is one of the most densely populated megacities in the world, particularly the Island City sector with a population density of bbf, people per square kilometre.

This approach has lower costs than Vision Mumbai and is more sustainable.

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Squatter settlements can be improved through urban planning. Squatter dtudy Mumbai is an important port city on the northwest coast of India and is the state capital of Maharashtra.

A consequence of such rapid urbanisation is the development of squatter settlements. The huge volume of people migrating to cities has caused many problems.

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Mumbai has had a high level of natural increaseas well as enormous rural to urban migration. Audio How sanitation is being improved in Kenya’s slums.

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Kenya’s Kibera slum gets a revamp

These are projects undertaken by the local authority to relocate residents from favelas. Many are second-generation families.

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Kenya is an example of a low income country LIC. There are now tarred roads, mobile clinics and police stations made from shipping containers, working street lights and even free Wifi vase the slum.

Their aim is to improve the literacy rates of children so they can get a good job, improve their standard of living and have more life choices.

It operates as the commercial capital of India, it is important for manufacturing and finance and it is also the home of ‘Bollywood’ films. Charities help to improve life for people in shanty towns by providing money for self-help schemes.

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Since the introduction of the slum renewal project some five months ago, more than 3, people have been employed. Services in these areas also shudy refuse collectionschools and health centres. These are small scale projects which allow local people to use their skills to help improve their local area.