Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
This description of Zoica Bakirtzief's work was prepared when Zoica Bakirtzief was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Zoica Bakirtzief has conceived a way for people with disabilities to enter into the job market. Rather than focusing on the few opportunities that exist in the formal sector for people who are disabled, diseased, and undereducated, she is training them to start and run their own businesses.
The New Idea
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