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Roberto's vision is to harmonize the relationships within the working environment. Everyone feels co-responsible and co-owner. He brings to society a harmonious model of cooperation that empowers workers and replaces the potential conflict model of traditional companies. He is changing dependent...

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Alejandro Marius

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2015

Venezuela

Alejandro Marius breaks the vicious cycle of poverty through his organization Trabajo y Persona (Work and People). He promotes the development of entrepreneurs’ abilities and their training in offices for productive work. He makes an impact on excluded women and youngsters who don’t work or study...

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Bolivia Bocaranda

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2015

Venezuela

Bolivia Bocaranda was one of the first women to create a citizen movement about breast cancer awareness in Venezuela and Latin America. This was accomplished due to her influence in rights restitution of women with breast cancer. Bolivia's organization “SENOSAYUDA” made a cultural change by...

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Alberto Vollmer

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2015

Venezuela

Alberto created a model of values transformation through education, changing behavior patterns, transforming criminal gangs into agents of change, and involving the community and family as part of this social reintegration program. He capitalizes negative and violent leadership often existing in...

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Carlos Atencio is responding to the failing healthcare system in Venezuela by introducing a new model of care based on family practice medicine and centered on community participation and responsibility. His Family Medicine Foundation provides affordable primary care (that resolves 85% of health...

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Gaby Arenas is breaking the patterns of violence at home, school, and in communities. Through her TAAP Foundation, she manages to promote peaceful coexistence, generate projects for social development, and ventures that increase the welfare of communities. Gaby uses play, imagination, and art as...

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Esteban Torbar

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Venezuela

Esteban Torbar is bringing life back to declining rural communities in Venezuela, using tourism as a tool to improve community infrastructure, clean up the environment, and create jobs. Through his organization, Eposak, visitors are vital partners with community leaders and entrepreneurs in...

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Floralicia Anzola

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Venezuela

Floralicia Anzola is countering a culture of polarization and powerlessness in Venezuela by finding, publicizing, and strengthening the work of everyday entrepreneurs. Her organization, 0800-Flor, features entrepreneurs on the radio and online, then pulls together allies to support their ventures...

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Darwin Figuera

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Venezuela

Through education Darwin Figuera is promoting a sea change in the culture of road safety in Venezuela, where mortality rates from motor vehicle accidents are among the highest in the world. Darwin promotes a comprehensive and compulsory course on road safety taught throughout the formal education...

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Ileana La Rosa

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2013

Venezuela

Ileana La Rosa is preparing poor, marginalized women to succeed in high-quality, well-paying technical jobs. By partnering with a vast network of businesses, Ileana has achieved higher rates of employment than any program in Venezuela, and plans to leverage these partnerships to expand nationally.

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