Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Guatemala

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Luis Aguilar is reviving rural Guatemalan villages socially, culturally, and economically by creating and maintaining a platform for communication between the communities and their emigrant family members abroad. This platform also facilitates remittances to create jobs in the communities and catalyzes migrant-sponsored development projects...

Guatemala

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Kara Andrade is the daughter of generations of United Fruit Company banana pickers in the plantations of Guatemala. When her mother became a coyote, Kara had the opportunity to leave Guatemala as a young child, become a U.S. citizen and work as a public health advocate, community organizer and journalist. She is now using all her cumulative...

Guatemala

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development

Curt Bowen, through his organization Semilla Nueva, is changing the agricultural development system in Central America, working with farmers, citizen sector organizations, and government institutions to create a research and results-based culture. Driven by farmers’ needs and insights, this new approach improves both agricultural practices and...

Guatemala

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Antonieta Castro Abaj helps marginalized, indigenous Guatemalan women become knowledgeable civic participants who are willing to defend their otherwise neglected human rights and even pursue leadership positions.

Guatemala

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Learning/Education

Using new teaching methods in his own schools, Jorge is creating an alternative school system designed to spur improvements in education throughout Guatemala.

Guatemala

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health

Greg Van Kirk has developed the MicroConsignment model—a sustainable, replicable means of delivering health-related goods and services to remote Guatemalan and Ecuadoran villages using entrepreneurship; empowering the villagers to help themselves.