Flashcards in Geography- case study- CUE- squatter settlement- Favela Deck (6)
Where are the favelas?
São Paulo- Brazil's biggest city
How many people live in the favelas in São Paulo?
At least 2.5 million of its 18 million
When did the aided self help (ASH) scheme begin in the favelas?
In the 1990's
How did the ASH scheme improve the favelas?
They built cheap, simple, single storey homes with a water tank and indoors bathroom using easily accessible materials (breeze blocks).
The status of housing improved
Roads built by the authorities enabled the area to be integrated into the city's bus network.
How many people live in Paraisopolis (paradise city)?
80,000 people, it is one of Brazil's largest favelas.