Ashoka Fellows - México y Centroamérica

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development
Asesores para el Avance Social S.C.

Juan Gerardo is helping small citizen's social organizations in the areas of fishery, forestry and agriculture become more efficient and self-reliant. Doing so is particularly urgent now that the Mexican government is removing both subsidies and most barriers to domestic and international competition.

Costa Rica

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights
Asociación Cultural SEJEKTO

José Dualok has designed the first comprehensive strategic development plan to unite all indigenous groups in Costa Rica. The larger aim is to spread this model to indigenous populations worldwide.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Environment

Alex Eaton seeks to transform the culture of waste and resource management among small-scale Mexican farmers through the introduction of appropriate biodigester systems. The goal of Alex’s Sistema Biobolsa model is to empower farmers to take an active role to escape the cycle of rural poverty and improve the quality of their own lives.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development

Gabriela Ejea is creating a network of socially committed consumers to improve the living conditions of small-scale coffee producers in Mexico through political activism, cultural support, and direct-service projects. Her ultimate objective is to build an experiential bridge between the increasingly disparate realities of urban and rural Mexico...

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development
Prospera Enlaces Comerciales S.A. de C.V.

Gabriela Enrigue is taking an unprecedented integral approach to vitalizing local economies by helping microentrepeneurs find markets with unmet needs and optimizing their processes across their value chains, while also promoting a culture of local and responsible consumption to grow intra-economy commerce.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Civic Engagement
Via Educación A.C.

Armando Estrada is reviving failing democracies through a community engagement incubator comprised of leading educators that develop community participation strategies. These strategies transcend age and sector to enable the most disconnected communities to connect, mobilize their resources, and solve their most prevalent problems.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development

Vicente Fenoll is creating an ecosystem for ethical banking in Mexico using innovative technology that allows both savers and receivers of microloans to transparently interact and drives costs down, and provides all users with financial education that will help them to make better financial decisions, leading to social and economic development...

El Salvador

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Human Rights

Nora Franco has developed an international strategy that uses personal testimonies for combating the impunity of human rights violators prevalent in post-dictatorship and war-torn Latin American countries.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Economic Development
Red de Agricultores Sustenables Autogestivos, S.C. (RASA)

Arturo Garcia is helping small farmers obtain real economic power after decades of powerless poverty and decades of violent, destructive confrontation.

Mexico

Áreas de Trabajo / Field of Work: Health
EDUCE

Hernán learned to see health and sickness through the eyes and language of the people he had come to teach and has developed a health education program that builds upon rather than destroys indigenous culture.