Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Nicaragua

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

Sarah Otterstrom is collaborating with the government, private and citizen sector and involving the citizen sector in Nicaragua’s biologically diverse dry tropical forest, in order to create a form of development conservation that both empowers local populations and changes the culture of environmental stewardship. Sarah has adapted the concept...

Nicaragua

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement

In Central America, the breakdown of law and order during the past twenty years has led to high levels of domestic violence against women and youth, but violence in the home has been treated as a taboo subject and dialogue has been difficult in these polarized societies. Amy, an American who has lived in Nicaragua for 22 years, created Meeting...

Nicaragua

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment

Flaviano Bianchini equips communities and grassroots citizen organizations (COs) with the ability to measure the harmful consequences of natural resource extraction and bring lawsuits against their perpetrators. 

Nicaragua

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Ana has created a Central America-wide fund to finance grassroots women’s groups throughout the region in order to foster integral development of Central American society with a gender perspective.

Nicaragua

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment
New Progressive Coalition

Catalina Ruiz creates tourism programs in resource-rich Nicaraguan communities to generate revenue and facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between impoverished people and the outside world.

Nicaragua

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Karen Spencer’s organization, Whole Child International (Niñez Integral in Spanish), is working at every level of the childcare, and particularly, orphanage system, to improve quality of care and ultimately improve outcomes for the most vulnerable children. Through methods backed by scientific research, Karen is working to lift an international...