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Where are the favelas?

São Paulo- Brazil's biggest city

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How many people live in the favelas in São Paulo?

At least 2.5 million of its 18 million

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When did the aided self help (ASH) scheme begin in the favelas?

In the 1990's

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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.

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How many people live in Paraisopolis (paradise city)?

80,000 people, it is one of Brazil's largest favelas.

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How was the favela Paraispolis improved?

Linked into the main service network of São Paulo.
Many areas now have piped water and electricity.
Schools have been built.
A market for houses now exist (cost around £4000)
Many residents have low skilled jobs
In 2008 the first chain store opened in a favela and they didn't have to pay a bribe to the PCC (a criminal organisation that controlled the favelas) like businesses usually would, because the PCC have been driven out.

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