Down the lane
- Political parties' presence is a constant in squatter settlements (represented here by a political party's flag), where community services are 'bought' by residents from politicians, in return for votes!
- Electricity and street lighting provide a sense of security for residents. Many have individual connections, or are 'sold' electricity by a person with formal link to the city's supply.
- Covered drains, even if imperfect, exist in squatter settlements. These at least reduce the risk of disease and flooding.
- Community tap water - individual connections to water supply may be difficult to come by, but access to at least community water supply exists in many places, easing the problem considerably.