Ashoka Fellow
Brazil
Fellow Since 1997
Cooperação Asplande
    This description of Dayse Maria Valença Ferreira's work was prepared when Dayse Maria Valença Ferreira was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
    Introduction
    Dayse Valença is enabling work cooperatives, comprised of some of Brazil's poorest citizens, to succeed in a competitive market economy, to truly and effectively manage themselves, and to integrate their success within the cooperatives into overall community improvement efforts.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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