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Brazilian Computer Lab

A young Brazilian man checks out the new computer center in the city of Cabrália, Brazil. The center provides broadband access, 3G mobile Internet, and custom applications for managing fishing businesses, equipment, and training. Once trained and properly equipped, local fishermen, including those from the Pataxó indigenous ethnic group, will be able to broker deals with buyers, access weather information, and manage economic activities, all in real-time. “This will help us decide when to go out fishing and how long we must stay in order to assure our profits,” says fisherman Genival Cerqueira Guerra. The center is courtesy of a partnership between Qualcomm, Vivo, the Brazil Sustainable Environmental Institute, USAID/Brazil, ZTE, and the city of Cabrália.

Photo Credit: Alex Araujo, USAID

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Taken on August 9, 2010