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Mariana Costa

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Peru

Mariana breaks with the poverty cycle and develops a Social Reintegration and Gender Equality Model of young woman. Through her organization Laboratoria, prepares them to technical and socio emotional level to give their first step in a career. At the same the time Mariana is able to find quality...

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Carmen Velasco

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Peru

For over 25 years, Carmen has dedicated her life to ensuring that women at the base of the pyramid have access to the capital and support needed to transform their lives and improve their families’ standard of living. As the cofounder of ProMujer, a pioneer organization in the field of microfinance...

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Bruno Monteferri

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2016

Peru

Bruno created a platform/network that enables the environmental citizenship and speeds conservation through collective action. Bruno goes beyond the traditional scheme of protection of the green areas, and promotes a citizens' movement for its conservation. From a positive approach he develops a...

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Teresa Boullón

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Peru

Teresa Boullón is activating citizens to solve their own problems in Peru, starting by infusing communities with the tools and desire to read. Communities that read together engage together, not only improving education but also trust, ownership, and ability to advocate for themselves in many other...

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Juan Diego Calisto Aguirre

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Peru

Juan Diego Calisto and his organization Ruwasunchis, meaning “Let’s Do It Together” in the Quechua language, are breaking the pattern of despair and subsistence living in marginalized communities in Peru. By training community change leaders by feeding them into age-appropriate learning activities...

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Gustavo Gorriti

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2012

Peru

Gustavo Gorriti is fighting to preserve the field of investigative journalism in Latin America and make it a sustainable business. Gustavo has produced a leading set of smart networks of reporters, independent media agencies, and foundations.

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Vania Masías

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2011

Peru

Vania Masías is making successful community leaders out of urban street children in Peru with the integral and financially self-sustainable Angels D1 project. Using urban hip-hop dance as an engaging hook, Vania supplies children with the coaching to generate their own income, enabling them to...

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Javier Arévalo

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2011

Peru

Javier Arévalo hopes to revolutionize the Peruvian education system—improving reading comprehension among children by making the experience pleasurable for kids and parents, by sparking an interest in literature. Javier’s three-part strategy works with schools, the national publishing industry, and...

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Kerstin Forsberg

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2011

Peru

Through Ocean Planet, Kirsten Forsberg is educating and empowering coastal communities to sustainably manage their marine environment while also becoming primary players in developing comprehensive and mutually beneficial collaboration with other organizations, businesses, and governments that...

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