Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment

Rodrigo Villar is working to change business practices in Mexico by promoting environmental consciousness. Through his Center for Sustainable Business he helps support the growth of new green enterprises, paving the way for a new generation of environmentally-friendly businesses.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Learning/Education

Estela Villarreal uses modified recreational spaces to facilitate interaction between disabled and nondisabled youth, promoting mainstream integration for people with special needs throughout Mexico and Central America.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Albergue Juvenil del Desierto para Menores MigrantesAlbergue Juvenil del Desierto para Menores Migrantes

Blanca Villaseñor established the first program in Mexico focusing on youth migration. Her Desert Youth Shelter provides a safe harbor for youth deportees from the United States, helps them to earn enough money to return home and conducts path-breaking research, human rights defense and advocacy for policy reform on youth migration.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development

Manuel Wiechers is eradicating energy poverty in Mexico by combining community investment, low-cost, renewable energy, and cooperation across the public, private and social sectors to foster social and economic development in rural areas. Manuel’s vision for the year 2025: No Mexican without light.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development

Cristina Zepeda's organization, Siembra, redefines the role and expectations of micro-credit by helping Mexican women overcome the disadvantages they face in the business world.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health
Health in the Hands of the People

Teresa Zorrilla has set up a national network of indigenous health projects with the aim of providing training and evaluation for health promoters from different ethnic backgrounds.