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From the learning part of mission 3 (http://blog.urgentevoke.net/2010/03/17/investigate-episode-3/) it seams that having electricity is a basic need to everyone. As much as electricity can bring great improvements in everyone's life (refrigeration, higher productivity, safety by public illumination, etc.) it also brings a lot of distractions (tv mainly).

So I wonder if electricity is really one of the most urgent needs for low income people such as the favelas? wouldn´t some kind of support to micro-enterprises (entrepreneurship workshops, microcredits, etc.) have improved their lives more? maybe better education? maybe a way to easily and safely report drug dealers to police?

I wonder if this time the Evoke network worked more to spread their own vision of development than to actually help local people.

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Comment by Sayel Cortes on March 21, 2010 at 6:20pm
I read in the news last week that Obama calls Internet access a right now (spanish: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/sociedad/Obama/define/acceso/Interne...)

I understand the benefits of internet access, but shouldn´t we first garantee "basic" rights (like food, water, security) before going into some "knowledge" or "equity" rights?

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