Right now the project is not easy to access for the poor this is completely true.
The reason this is the case is that in order to succeed
(1) the list has to be secure
(2) everyone needs to be able to join
If we focus on (2) first, then the project fails immediately because the system will be attacked by criminals.
If we focus on (1) first, well then (2) can be achieved little by little. To do this there has to be some pain involved in losing the deposit (even for people in developed countries).
We are working as a community towards greater inclusion, but the integrity of the list comes first, otherwise, the project fails completely and will never achieve anything.