KIBERA CASE STUDY BBC

Tourism in Kenya is vitally important to the economy. That does not stop descendents of the original residents, largely from the Nubian community, from sub-letting their tin shacks to more recent arrivals. So far, 90 have been completed. The plan to improve Dharavi is called Vision Mumbai. Examples include street sellers, minibus drivers, money changers and market traders.

People may be allowed to buy these houses. These are external links and will open in a new window. She hopes that soon collecting water from the dam will be a thing of that past, and she is looking forward to the days when she’ll have clean running water in her own house. Tourism in Kenya is vitally important to the economy. Ms Waiguru says her department plans to build communal toilet blocks here. Development issues in shanty towns The Brazilian Government has realised that it cannot solve the housing problem in city favelas like Rio by destroying them. Squatter settlements can be improved through urban planning.

Kenya’s Kibera slum gets a revamp

Hot Property Daters explore the homes of potential suitors. Because all the work is done by residents, the government hopes that once they leave, the community will be able to continue building more homes.

This often fosters a community spirit as many families work together to make the improvements. Political instability, violent crime, harassment of tourists, over-commercialism of safari parks and environmental degradation have all discouraged many tourists from visiting the country.

The dirty water can also pass easily,” one passer-by explains. There is a wide gap in income casr people living in the drought-prone north-eastern lowlands, the highlands to the south-west, the coastal strip and the slum dwellers in Nairobi.

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We see about 10 people working to unblock one of the main sewerage pipes in preparation for proper drains.

Some people have been granted legal ownership of the land on which their houses are built. Stud plan to improve Dharavi is called Vision Mumbai. It has a population of over 46 million people. These jobs form part of the informal economy which is also called the grey economy.

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The squatter settlement is unplanned and has these characteristics: The video below explores life in the favela of Rocinha. Kenya has a hot climate and is located on the coast. Ms Cas says her department plans to build communal toilet blocks here. Dharavi could copy the improvement approach, this approach worked in Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the residents themselves improved the squatter settlements or ‘favelas’.

People may be allowed to buy these houses.

kkbera We’re in Mashimoni, home to mud huts and tin shacks. Putting Kibera on the map. Services in these areas also include refuse collectionschools and health centres.

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Most people who do have a job work in the informal sector for ‘cash in hand’, eg labourers or kibega. Shops made of corrugated iron line the streets. But now we won’t catch diseases as often as we did before,” said Catherine Mueni, who has lived her for many years. The capital city is Nairobi.

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Kenya’s Kibera slum gets a revamp – BBC News

Comic Relief in Kibera. Informal sector jobs are very poorly paid and the work is irregular so a steady income is not guaranteed. She hopes that soon collecting water from the dam will be a thing of that past, and she is looking forward to the days when she’ll have clean running water in her own house. The Indian government also wants to add basic services, more schools, health centres, shops, better roads and more jobs.

Low income countries LICs such as Kenya are keen to attract tourists to promote development.

kibera case study bbc

Crime rate in the favelas is extremely high as they are controlled by gangs who are involved in organised crime. These are external links and will open in a new window. The government wants to improve existing shanty towns but does not want to kibega more to develop.

Charities help to improve life for people in shanty towns by providing money for self-help schemes.

kibera case study bbc

Their aim is to improve the literacy rates of children so they can get a good job, improve their standard of living and have more life choices. More on this story. Life expectancy is 62 years and infant mortality 36 per 1,

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