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Slums by Mind Map: Slums

1. Caracus, Venezuela

1.1. First Paragraph

1.1.1. Caracas is in a valley with commercial districts and high end residential areas.

1.1.2. There are lots of slums located in the steep hills everywhere.

1.1.3. Caracas' population has more than quadrupled in the past 50 years, because of Venezuela's plentiful oil supplies.

1.1.4. Even though Venezuela holds South America's biggest oil reserves, 50% of people in Caracas still live in slums.

1.1.5. In the slums they don't have access to waste collection, regular mail delivery, sewage systems, and legal electricity connections.

1.1.6. According to UNESCO, guns kill more people in Venezuela than in any other country not at war.

1.1.7. In 2007 the annual murder count was at 12,000 murders.

1.1.8. There are also lots of gangs, robberies, and violent crimes, these together produce 100 murders a week.

1.2. The Silva Family

1.2.1. When they arrived it was just a mountain side, he found a slum house and bought it. They slowly built it up to what it is now.

1.2.2. It used to be made out of cardboard but now it is a very nice, furnished and happy place. He likes the colonial style of the house.

1.2.3. His wife likes painting ceramics.

1.2.4. They grew there family in the house. They would never think of leaving their house.

1.2.5. They married after three months of meeting each other. She lived down the street and everyday he would ride past on his way to school and offer her a ride. Slowly they fell in love, he took her from her mother and father and got married to her. He would never change his wife. He feels at home with her and respects and loves her. They have a mutual respect for each other. They have been married for 22 years.

1.2.6. It has been hard for him, especially economically, his wife works at home with the children while he works two jobs to survive. They have made sacrifices and they have come out better.

1.3. The Rosales Family

1.3.1. They have been living in the same house for 40 years, since he was ten.

1.3.2. He is very respected, he solved very important crimes and the community respects him.

1.3.3. People listen to what he says, he makes sure that the community is safe and just.

1.3.4. The community gives him the responsibility of keeping the peace.

1.3.5. When gang fights are happening he says that they will not kill each other. But they say that once they see each other they will kill each other. He talks to both sides and hears them out. Then he meets with both of them together. He takes them to his home and talks to them. He reminds them of their children and there spouses. He talks to them later and most of them are happy, living with their family again.

1.3.6. He intervines with the violence and keeps the peace.

2. Dharavi, Mumbai, India

2.1. First Paragraph

2.1.1. Mumbai is the most densely populated area, by 2020 the population is estimated to rise from 18 million to 24 million, although it is the richest city india, two thirds of the population lives in its many slums.

2.1.2. Dharavi (mumbai's best known slum) is home to about 1 million residents living outside the official city, most of the people do not have access to basic sanitation.

2.1.3. The 1 square mile neighbourhood is pact with shops.

2.1.4. In thousands of one room factories, businesses, and sweatshops, workers work 24 hours sewing clothes, Running bakeries and recycling different types of waste from oil cans to plastic.

2.1.5. Dharavi is likely to disappear with the next decade because Mumbai authorities want to change the city to mumbai's money maker.

2.1.6. Dharavi is set for demolition to make way for middle class apartment blocks.

2.2. The Lohar Family

2.2.1. He came from his Village, 900 miles away, he went to mumbai but couldn't find a job there so he came to Dharavi.

2.2.2. He recently got married and people have to work after they get married.

2.2.3. He is a carpenter, he doesn't have his own business, He does small jobs for other people and still gets by.

2.2.4. He doesn't have his own house he rents a room that is 10 by 12 feet.

2.2.5. He made his furniture and got some other stuff for free.

2.2.6. He wakes up at 6 30 then washes and goes for work. He goes to a nearby office to look for jobs but normally there are none.

2.2.7. He works until 10 or 11 in the evening, then comes back home.

2.2.8. Sometimes the money is scarce, other times it is better.

2.2.9. Sometimes he comes back early and sometime later.

2.2.10. Dharavi is cheap for the poor so that is why they are here.

2.2.11. Nothing bad has happened which is good.

2.2.12. His parents looked for a wife for him and found one but he doesn't have the money to take her out anywhere.

2.3. The Singh Family

2.3.1. He says Dharavi is like heaven.

2.3.2. He came to dharavi just after he was born.

2.3.3. As he grew up dharavi became his".

2.3.4. He couldn't leave if he had to.

2.3.5. All his memories are in dharavi, his education is all here.

2.3.6. Dharavi is a very nice place but people think differently.

2.3.7. When they say they are from dharavi people look at them differently.

2.3.8. He was having problems so his boos gave him a bed and a cupboard to keep his clothes.

2.3.9. They think Dharavi is a dangerous place where bad people live but there are lots of good people here.

2.3.10. He is working in insurance saving and has more than he needs.

2.3.11. He wants to become a bussiness man and live a normal life.

2.3.12. Even though he loves Dharavi he knows that development is important but he will find it hard to leave when the bulldozers come and raze the houses to the ground.

2.3.13. Something will be built here.

2.3.14. Everything will have changed, the streets and all the houses.

2.3.15. They will be replaced by buildings and landmarks.

3. How we are helping

3.1. Jakarta Street Kids

3.1.1. It is a Global Concern in UWCSEA

3.1.2. They are focused on helping under privileged children in Jakarta

3.1.3. The children are very easily struck by disease or starvation and some of them live on the streets

3.2. Tabitha

3.2.1. Tabitha helps very poor people in Cambodia by making small business to keep the income flowing.

3.2.2. UWCSEA started working with Tabitha in 1995 and they support programmes (like Family Savings Programme, House Building, Well Building, Small Businesses and School Building) by fundraising in UWCSEA and visiting the sites to build the buildings.

3.2.3. In 2015 UWCSEA built 105 houses, sunk 70 wells and brought 34 baby chickens to Cambodia.

3.3. A Key for Guatemala

3.3.1. It was made in 2016

3.3.2. Guatemala is among the poorest in living standards in the world.

3.3.3. It supports From Houses to Homes Most of the people living there have faced civil war, hunger, prejudice, poverty, and ignorance. Houses to Homes Helps them. Houses to Homes believes in in strengthening Family Unity and Community Harmony in highland Guatemala. They support Education, health/safety, empowerment (Gender equality, Race Equality), Generosity, kindness, hard work, and team work. They build houses and give medical care and education to encourage the people living there and they work towards a brighter future for the people there. They have built 1153 homes in Guatemala. From Houses to Homes is able to do all these things because of volunteers and a few paid professionals. You can help by donating money by paying for a piece of furniture or food for a month.

3.4. A tea spoon of change

4. Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

4.1. The Arori Family

4.1.1. He stays in a 10 by 10 foot house in Kibera with his 5 children.

4.1.2. He decorates his walls with newspapers he has already read.

4.1.3. He cooks two meals a day and has breakfast which is a very big deal for people there.

4.1.4. There neighbours come and watch the news on their TV everyday.

4.1.5. They only have one bed but they have 10 people living in that house.

4.1.6. Usually 5 people get to sleep on the bed and the rest sleep on their hard chairs and the floor.

4.1.7. They moved a table so they could sleep on the floor.

4.1.8. There are no windows so it is very stuffy.

4.1.9. They are lucky because none of them have diseases their only worry is getting suffocated.

4.2. The Dirango Family

4.2.1. They think there house is beautiful, He has space to put all his things.

4.2.2. He feels that people outside of the "Ghetto" feel that it is a very negative life.

4.2.3. He used to work for British airways to make a living but he got fired so he still lives in the "Ghetto"

4.2.4. His house is painted.

4.2.5. Different people living in the slums and you have to visit to know what it is like.

4.2.6. After His studies in Nairobi he went to work for British Airways.

4.2.7. One day when he was coming back from work at midnight he stepped out of the car and someone kicked him, they came towards him with a knife and demanded his phone and ID. Now he is living in fear of thugs and thieves.

4.3. Beginning Paragraph Information

4.3.1. There are roughly 2.5 million people living in slums in roughly 200 slums in Nairobi.

4.3.2. Roughly 60% of the population in Nairobi live in slums and yet they only occupy 6% of the land.

4.3.3. Kibera has about 250,000 people living in it. It is the biggest slum in africa and one of the biggest slums in the world

4.3.4. The average size of the houses are 12ft by 12ft with mud walls, a tin roof and a dirt or concrete floor.

4.3.5. The cost is about KES 700 or 10 Singapore dollars.

4.3.6. The houses are home to 8 or more people.

4.3.7. Roughly 20% of Kibera has electricity. UN-Habitat is trying to provide some parts of Kibera with street lighting, security lighting and connection to the houses.

4.3.8. This cost KES 900 (12.50 singapore dollars) per house which is mostly unaffordable.


5.1. First Paragraph

5.2. Dharavi

5.3. Kibera

5.3.1. "I was born in the slum, but the slum wasn't born in me." Jesse Jackson

5.4. Caracas

5.5. Jakarta

5.6. Last Paragraph

5.6.1. There is a saying that goes "If all your prayers were answered, would it change the world or just yours?"

6. Jakarta