Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development
CEDICAR, Programa de Producción Urbana de Alimentos del Cent

Francisco (Paco) Arroyo has devised an urban food production scheme which simultaneously improves low-income familiar nutrition and moves Mexico City's marginal neighborhoods toward taking ownership of their own development.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health
PROCAO, A.C.

Beatriz is a professionally trained dentist who has worked for the past 10 years in rural organizations in different states of Mexico (Durango, Sonora and Veracruz). She now plans to combine her professional background and her rural experience and set up a preventive health care and training for "barefoot dentists."

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Learning/Education

Raul Mendoza is unleashing creativity for social development in indigenous and low-income communities in Mexico. His organization, Germinalia, is using creative education and the transformation of public spaces into “spaces of possibility” to help individuals, especially young people, define their own identity and see the power of their own...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

By focusing on the blind and visually impaired, Gina Badenoch is transforming expectations about what people with disabilities can achieve personally and professionally. Gina’s organization uses photography and sensory experiences to change both blind and sighted people’s thinking with respect to human potential; regardless of physical or...

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...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Mariana Baños is democratizing access to psychological services for women of all socioeconomic backgrounds throughout Mexico. Mariana’s work addresses the violence and underlying sense of disempowerment that many experience by providing sustained and consistent professional support free of cost to any woman in Mexico who has access to a...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment

Margarita Barney helps companies, rural communities, and societies change their perceptions about the environment and her demonstration centers increase awareness; showing the wide range of options that are compatible with their production, lifestyle habits, and the environment.  

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
CACEFE Club de Aspirantes a Centenarios Felices

A spry and energetic septuagenarian himself, Juan Basurto has created a movement to reduce the pain and despair of aging by prolonging the productive lives of elderly people beyond the arbitrary retirement age of 65.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Centro de Apoyo y Capacitación para Empleadas del Hogar A.C. (CACEH)

Marcelina Bautista is leading the movement in Mexico to unite and elevate the social status of domestic workers and to secure for them the same rights enjoyed by other laborers, including fair wages, sick leave, and freedom from sexual exploitation.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Learning/Education
Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Rural (CESDER)

Benjamin is showing how indigenous youngsters from remote villages can obtain effective secondary and college level education substantively integrated with the needs of their communities and their marginal lands agriculture.