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Looking behind the Fašade:
How People Manage in Squatter Settlements

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Home sweet home

  1. People do want to improve their homes, their quality of lives - if provided an opportunity.

    Many factors go into the creation of a facilitative environment for such upgradation and improvement: a sense of perceived tenure, acess to finance, entrepreneurship, job security etc.

  2. Community leaders form an important bridge between the settlement and outside stakeholders (local governments, NGOs etc.) - in inspiring the residents to form community groups and in networking and collaborating with politicians, the local city hall etc.

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