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A favela 30 years ago and today

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A Favela 30 years ago A Favela today Building materials used? The building materials used in a Favela 30 years ago were often stolen or very cheap. They included plastic, wood, corrugated iron, rocks or maybe fencing. Some of the better Favela's were made from bricks and concrete. A Favela today would be made from concrete, bricks which have been stuck together with cement, breeze block (giant grey bricks) and iron. They may also have a wooden door. What did the housing look like? 30 years ago Favela's were small and single floored box shapes houses. ...read more.


schools, community centres, shops, transport services? A Favela 30years ago was very limited in services. There may have been a school and definitely a market but there was not anything else to o as life was difficult and transport was expensive. Today a Favela has many facilities. These range from shops to schools, entertainment (satellite TV), Rubbish collection and a bus stop which runs near the Favela. All of these have been set up by the community. Jobs carried out by people? Jobs 30 years ago included working as a seamstress in a small factory or selling goods on the roadside for a small profit. ...read more.


In their spare time today people help each other with D.I.Y. chores, they do fortune telling to earn some money, play football, play with kites, play with the local kids, go to the arcade or have a barbeque (BBQ) Overall quality of life? Overall the quality of life was very depressing as people were very poor. There was no hygiene, and people were scared to leave their children at home due to high crime rates. The quality of life has improved in time. There are many good things (satellite TV) but some bad things (criminals who beat up and kill innocent people) however people have to work very hard! ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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