Homer and Bart explore how people live in Brazil
What are shanty towns like?
The conditions in shanty towns are very bad:
Often you will find:
· No fresh water
· No toilet facilities
· No schools
· No healthcare
· Lots of diseases
· Lots of rubbish
· Roads not tarred
· Poorly paid jobs
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What are the houses like?
The houses are often built on land that is unsuitable housing - marshes, on steep hills and near airports and motorways.
They are often illegal and made by people who migrate from the countryside.
The houses are made up of:
· Corrugated iron
· Bin bags
· Broken bricks
· Anything people can find
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How can we make shanty towns better?
List of ways
People use a self-help scheme:
This is where people get a loan and use it to improve their lives.
People but breezeblocks to make their houses stronger and ceramic roof tiles to stop the rain.
Schools are built to improve the skills of the children and hospitals built to improve the health of the local population.
Water pipes are put in to give people freshwater and toilets are plumbed in, so all waste is taken away preventing the spread of disease.
Dirt roads are tarred over so when it rains the roads do not turn to mud making travel easier.
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