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The poorest rural living in developing countries where people make their housing primarily out of mud, dung, and other abundant, yet undesirable, materials.

An adobe brick is mud mixed with water and an organic material such as straw or dung. The soil composition typically contains sand, silt and clay.

Another type of mud ghetto is the Musgum mud huts in Cameroon. These particular houses are usually beehive in shape and interconnected to a larger more complex total system.

A mud ghetto isn't just the structure of the buildings, it's a way of life. Much like the project ghettos, or the ethnic ghettos that are pervasive in developed countries, the mud ghetto carries it's own legacy. One that can't be lost just by simply moving away from the mud ghetto.

High crime rates, abject poverty, a complete lack of infrastructure. No formal, or extremely unsuccessful formal education. Child labor is a given. The black market is the only thriving economy. A constant threat of gang, drug, police, or rebel violence is always lurking. The two parent household is the exception, not the rule. You know, the basics.
Person 1: Hey, did you hear that Richard Arellano moved back in with his parents right after he turned 31?!?!
Person 2: Oh, not surprising. That means they have like 5 generations living under one roof.

Person 1: I guess you can take the Mexican out of the mud ghetto but you can't take the mud ghetto out of the Mexican.
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by AvantGarden July 17, 2018
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