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Riko Kamachi
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Sarah Shaw Tatoun commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post Killing in the name of...?
"Thank you, Riko. A very disturbing story. I tend to pin my hopes on the fact that there are many fathers, husbands and sons in even the most repressive countries who love their daughters, wives and mothers and want the best for them. I've just…"
May 8, 2010
NatNat commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post EVOKE@Kiva Update: I'm turning into a Kiva addict!
"@ Riko: yes, assuming the community is my own (actually the situation is based on sharing from people who was working on the livelihood issue in an area, so it's kind of interesting to me as I'm now posted to that area) :D @ Christian:…"
Apr 30, 2010
Christian Brumm commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post EVOKE@Kiva Update: I'm turning into a Kiva addict!
"@NatNat: Are you talking about receiving or giving out loans? :)"
Apr 30, 2010
Riko Kamachi commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post EVOKE@Kiva Update: I'm turning into a Kiva addict!
"@NatNat: Assuming the community you speak of is your own? You could try opening a group account and asking each member to donate a little each time :) @Hanna: Awesome! Thank you :)"
Apr 29, 2010
Hanna Brady commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post EVOKE@Kiva Update: I'm turning into a Kiva addict!
Apr 28, 2010
Hanna Brady commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post EVOKE@Kiva Update: I'm turning into a Kiva addict!
"I've known about Kiva for awhile but I only just joined. Thanks for the inspiration! *looks for first person to loan to*"
Apr 28, 2010
NatNat commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post EVOKE@Kiva Update: I'm turning into a Kiva addict!
"This is great! :) I'm wondering if anybody has any suggestion on how to run this idea in the community who has culture of sharing almost everything with families or neighbors (that usually also part of extended family) and believe that…"
Apr 28, 2010
Douglas DiCicco commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post EVOKE@Kiva Update: I'm turning into a Kiva addict!
"For those who are interested, we now also have an EVOKE group at Vittana, www.vittana.org. Vittana is a very similar organization to Kiva, only they use microloans to finance student loans in the developing world. If you're interested in…"
Apr 18, 2010
Riko Kamachi commented on Douglas DiCicco's blog post Evoke @ Vittana
"This is awesome! I didn't know about this :) My first loan on Kiva was to a lady in Nicaragua for her daughter's university fees. Kudos, Douglas!"
Apr 16, 2010
Riko Kamachi commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post Rachel's story
"Thank you all :)"
Apr 16, 2010
Alex Stovell commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post Rachel's story
"Hey Riko. This is another really well written 'IMAGINE' post from you - powerful and moving. I'd give this more than one vote if I could, but I'm going to go for +1 creativity for the use of the taped interview format :)"
Apr 16, 2010
Oliver Hohlstein commented on Riko Kamachi's blog post Rachel's story
"What a story ... touching. Also very well written and with deep psychological insight. :) I also wish for more happy endings like that."
Apr 15, 2010
Riko Kamachi left a comment for Simon Botes
"Welcome to EVOKE, Simon! Hope you have a good time here :)"
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"Hi Claudia, thank you for the add :)"
Apr 15, 2010
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"Welcome to EVOKE, Anna! I hope you enjoy being an agent :)"
Apr 15, 2010

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Rachel's story

[tape recording]

This is an Urgent EVOKE progress report. All names have been changed to protect the identity of the subjects detailed in this report. A voice modulator has been used.

Well, I don't know why I put up with 'Matt' for so long. When we first met he was great - you know, he did all the nice… Continue

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Empowering women begins at home!!!

On encountering the mission for ACT6 - to "help empower one girl or woman with better access to education or economic opportunity", I was overjoyed. I would like to take this opportunity to share a project that myself and my mother have been involved with for several years now.

In my city there is a residential home* for women who have been victims of domestic abuse. The residents of the home are women who have fled violent relationships and left everything behind. Most arrive with… Continue

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 6:42pm — 4 Comments

Killing in the name of...?

I've always considered myself as a 'semi-feminist'. I do feel very strongly about the rights of women in society and at the same time, increasingly glad that I live in a country which upholds those rights. When I saw this week's topic, the empowerment of women, I knew that once I began my research I would discover violations of these rights which would truly upset me.

The UK is far from perfect when it comes to gender equality. Domestic abuse is a scourge of the developed world, and… Continue

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Money that doesn't really exist?

To be honest, when I first saw the LEARN5 mission objective - to write about an alternative currency or monetary project - my first thought was to virtual money. However, I felt uncomfortable writing on this subject as I couldn't see any benefit to it which would make a blog post relevant to EVOKE. Having thought a little more on the subject, I now see things a little differently.

EVOKE aside, my main online hobby is the virtual world of Second Life. It is where my EVOKE agent name and… Continue

Posted on April 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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At 6:07am on April 7, 2010, ben said…
Riko - Have just joined the Evoke Group on Kiva and will be searching for some science or technology based projects to support over the next day or two. Just wanted to congratulate you on a great idea! Well done!
At 6:57pm on April 3, 2010, Victor Udoewa said…
Thanks, Riko.
At 6:10pm on April 3, 2010, Victor Udoewa said…
Riko, I would like to join your Evoke lender group. Good idea. By the way, how did you create the photo of yourself. I think it's somewhat lifelike so I'm guessing it represents your actual likeness. How did you do that? Thanks.
At 3:14pm on April 3, 2010, Paul H. Kim said…
thanks Riko. i'm hoping this is something appropriate for my high school students.
At 1:50pm on April 3, 2010, Elastika said…
:) yes I was thinking who you are on UE ... and then I came across your post :)
I hope many more EVOKERS joins Kiva!
At 10:52pm on April 1, 2010, Bruno Vianna Santos Guanabara said…
Thank you Riko!! I hope you enjoy your time here as well. :D
At 6:58pm on April 1, 2010, Lynn Caldwell said…
Hi Riko...just been reading your quest entries - you have a lovely view on the world and also have quite practical non-showing aspects. I notice that Ben had offered help in getting some inspiration for Act 2 etc... I'd like to help, and ask for it as well - if we get stuck and need a bit of a nudge with the missions? Anyway - keep it up, your mission blogs show real thought, rather than just rushing something off. Take care! :o)
At 10:02pm on March 27, 2010, ben said…
Riko - Have you still got a bit of a mental block with ACT2? anything I can do to help?

At 6:42pm on March 26, 2010, ben said…
Riko, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you...actually had to do some work today, v stressful!!

As always Simon has a very good suggestion. Could I offer a couple of my own?

Most people have looked at farming and home growing of food. If you have a technical bent then perhaps you could look at ways to bring people together via a website for food swaps and informal bartering. I might well do something similar for my own evokation but happy for you to do it instead. If you don't like the idea of a website and communicating is more your thing then perhaps an education project to choose a group of people from your community (class, youth group, friends etc) and change there perspective/outlook on food, both where it comes from and the implications for the future.

If these aren't for you then I'm sure we can figure something out.

Cheers and good luck

At 1:53pm on March 26, 2010, Simon Brookes said…
OK well I recommend taking inspiration from other players. Try this new improved search:


Search term - ACT 2

Let me know how things go.


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