Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1996
    This description of Albina Ruiz's work was prepared when Albina Ruiz was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
    Working in the poor and congested northern suburbs of Lima, Albina Ruiz is building a community-based solid waste management system that is playing an increasingly important role in improving sanitation and health conditions in the area. Accompanied by a public education program and carefully coordinated with the garbage and trash removal services of public agencies, Albina's initiative is organized around a network of employment- and income-generating micro-enterprises at every stage of the waste management cycle.
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