Flashcards in Squatter Settlements - Favelas Deck (6)
How many squatter settlements does Rio de Janeiro have?
600 and houses more than a fifth of the city's population
When did the favela - Bairro project start?
How many people does the project involve?
253000 across 73 favelas
Where did the funding come from?
40% of $300 million dollar funding came from local authority and the rest from an international organisation called the Inter-American Development Bank
What self help improvements were put in place?
Painting homes to improve appearance
Building second storey to homes
Rebuilding houses with breeze blocks
Water tanks put on roof tops to collect rainwater that can connect to household water supply