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Brazil - Bringing light to slums of Brazil : Brésil - Eclairer les bidonvilles du Brésil (French)

Under the Program for Normalization of Informal Areas, Light Serviços de Electricidade SA, Rio's main power provider, is working in the city's low-income communities to establish and upgrade power networks, install transformers and meters, and educate local residents about safe, cost-effective power usage. The company is working hand-in-hand with local NGOs to make sure residents understand the program and to address their concerns. For favela residents, the program does not just provide a steady, safe source of power; it also documents proof of residence, necessary for getting a phone and establishing credit, in addition to other benefits. Brazil's recent power crunch has added a new urgency to the program, which in 2000 reached out to about 150,000 new low-income clients. By 2005, Light expects to be present in 728 slums and 594 low-income communities and and "irregular" areas (those with unregistered connections or "doctored" meters) adding some 176,000 new clients.


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    Brésil - Eclairer les bidonvilles du Brésil

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    low-income community;power network;basic social service;proof of residence;local ngo;power outage;essential services;electricity transmission;local resident;favela residents;commercial risk;



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Brazil - Bringing light to slums of Brazil : Brésil - Eclairer les bidonvilles du Brésil (French). Results profile Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.ésil-Eclairer-les-bidonvilles-du-Brésil