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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for the feedback. We are working on each issue you presented.

On your comments you mention that our initial pilot was on 150 houses. In fact on the original text we proposed 10 NETIncome Modules. On this revised version of the proposal we are proposing the implementation of 10 NETIncome Modules on the community in Brazil (Piraquara, community Águas Claras) and another 10 NETIncome Modules on the community in South Africa (Cape Town, Township Khayelitsha). We do believe that with such number we would be able to test the idea of a network of NETIncome Modules in all its dimensions.

What do you think?

A. Santos

Dear Marcela,

Thank you for your great contribution.

We have evaluated in a recent project the social dimension of sustainability on women involved on seweing. That information could be used to assess the potential implications of NETIncome.

In order to perform this assessment our plan is to use the UNEP protocol for SLCA (see below the reference we are using).

UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. Guidelines For Social Life Cycle Assessment Of Products. 2009. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15.07.2009.

What do you think?

A. Santos

Dear Luisa,

I read the Om´s idea for transforming the situation of women in an area of Kathmandu. One particular aspect of that idea would be interesting to borrow to the NETIncome Idea: bringing women to share their knowledge, their stories. The NETIncome System does include training activities in order to enable women to add further value on their income generating activities. Inspired by Om´s idea we believe that we could integrate on the system a communication platform that enable women to share their experiences and stories. Even on the lown income families women is already used to web-based social networks (e.g. facebook). Thus, one possible scenario is a communication platform associated with the network of modules. This communication platform might require a communication device implemented in each module, enabling them to communicate in real time with other owners of NETIncome modules on the same region.

Regarding the steps to move forward with the envisioned idea we would need definetly to:

a) map the existing technical competenciess among women on the pilot community;

b) map potencial demands for orders on services and products on the same region;

c) to design a prototype of the NETIncome module: it has to consider the range of technical competencies required by the companies in the region and, also the range of existing competencies among women;

d) to design the services associated with the NETIncome modules;

d) to scale up the production of the NETIncome modules: this phase involves setting up a platform of communication to be added on the infrastructure of the NETIncome Modules..