Ashoka Fellow
    This description of Melitta Ferkovics's work was prepared when Melitta Ferkovics was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1997.
    Introduction
    Melitta began the Last Straw Foundation to address the needs of the poorest in Hungary's poorest, post-industrial areas. The foundation begins with provisions of food, medicine, social aid, employment possibilities, and financial services to families. After these basic needs for are met, Melitta introduces special forms of mini-farming in agriculture and animal breeding to ensure long-term sustainability.
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