Rio - Housing (Favelas (Shanty Towns) (Problems (Crime is really bad that…
Rio - Housing
Favelas (Shanty Towns)
Edge of the city
First place migrants reach
Near Industrial Areas
Why People Live There?
Sense of community
Hope of work
They can build a home with few or no materials
Crime is really bad that police have refused to enter leaving it to the military
Fires can spread quickly
Overpopulation so the area doesn't have enough resources.
Competition for jobs that are in short supply
Poor sanitation, disease, and limited healthcare.
Lack of space so the newest arrivals may be forced to live in the worst areas.
Poor services such as public transport and electricity.
Self-help co-operatives to share skills and improve homes
Church leaders working with families
Authorities set up refuse collection
More police to crack down on crime.
Electricity and running water being installed.
Schools are being built
Strong sense of community