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Daniela Maudeth Valdivia Gutiérrez

Ashoka Fellow since May 2018

Bolivia

In a country with the highest rate of femicides and sexual abuse in Latin America, Daniela is giving men a prominent role in reducing gender-based violence by redefining masculinity and the woman’s role in Bolivia.

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Allison Silva

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Bolivia

Allison improves the social mobility of vulnerable people, particularly women, by democratizing access to business information and services and fostering an entrepreneurship ecosystem and network targeted at small entrepreneurs, particularly those operating in the informal economy.

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Claudia Gonzales

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Bolivia

Claudia empowers children and young people through their Social Sports Schools and prevents abandonment when detecting vulnerable children in schools where she has alliances. She also, strengthens the social structure gathering the family and the community around positive living spaces. Claudia...

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René Estenssoro Torricos

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Bolivia

René transforms the prison system, from a repressive system to a system that provides opportunities. René considers the early reintegration and rehabilitation of women prisoners starting with the acquisition of skills to develop their lives independently and without relapsing, under a social...

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Carola Capra

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2015

Bolivia

Carola Capra is forming a parallel system to support small enterprises and street vendors through a network platform called Nueva Empresa, or New Enterprise. The community offers these subsistence entrepreneurs a scholarship to enroll in training programs which lead to a diploma and access to...

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Casimira Rodríguez

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2006

Bolivia

Casimira Rodríguez is breaking the pattern of exploitation, discrimination, and trafficking to which 150,000 Bolivian domestic workers continue to be subjected; as she was for eighteen years. Casimira fosters solidarity among the workers, negotiates with employers, and counteracts the conditions and...

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Patricia Blanco

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2003

Bolivia

Patricia Blanco is showing Bolivian communities how to improve their health by addressing three overlapping factors: widespread poor nutrition, which the government has long identified as a development priority; diabetes, which is common, largely untreated, and controllable by diet; and budget...

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Fernando Andrade

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2003

Bolivia

To give poor Bolivians–a majority of the population–the confidence and tools to speak publicly, Fernando Andrade is launching participative radio stations, the first of their kind in the country.

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Ricardo López De la Vega

Ashoka Fellow since Jan 2002

Bolivia

Ricardo López de la Vega is transforming the vertical relationships that currently exist between hospital staff and patients in psychiatric institutions. His approach–one based on participatory music therapy–helps patients in Bolivia build self-esteem and successfully reintegrate into their families...

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Tania Vázquez Vargas

Ashoka Fellow since Oct 2000

Bolivia

Tania Vázquez has created a business enterprise in which rural communities produce and market dehydrated fruits. The enterprise is organized to increase local income and improve nutrition, gender equity, and community participation.

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