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1

In which city is the Favela-Bairro Project?

Rio de Janeiro

2

How many squatter settlements are there in Rio de Janeiro?

600

3

How many people live in the squatter settlements in Rio de Janeiro?

one million (one-fifth of the city's population)

4

When did the Favela-Bairro Project start?

1995

5

How many people has the Favela-Bairro Project involved?

253 000

6

How many squatter settlements has the Favela-Bairro Project involved?

73

7

What is the Brazilian word for squatter settlements?

Favela

8

How much has the Favela-Bairro Project cost?

$300 million

9

What % of the cost of the project came from the local authority?

40%

10

Name the international organisation that paid for the rest of the project

The Inter-American Development Bank

11

What were the social improvements in the project?

Daycare centres and after school schemes to look after children while their parents work.
Adult education classes to improve adult literacy
Services to help people affected by drug addiction, alcohol addiction and domestic violence,

12

What were the economic improvements in the project?

Residents can now apply to legally own their properties.
Training schemes help people to learn new skills so they can find better jobs and earn more.

13

What were the environmental improvements in the project?

Replacement of wooden buildings with brick buildings and the removal of home of dangerously steep slopes.
Widening and paving of the streets to allow access
Provision of basic services such as clean water, electricity and weekly rubbish collection.

14

How was the community involved in the project?

Residents choose which improvements they want in their own favela, so they feel involved
Neighbourhood associations are formed to communicate with the residents and make decisions.
The new services are staffed by residents, providing income and helping them to learn new skills.

15

Name three things that show the Favela-Bairro Project has been very successful.

The standard of living and health of residents have improved.
The property values in favelas that are part of the programme have increased by 80-120%
The number of local businesses within the favelas has almost doubled.