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Camilo Herrera

Ashoka Fellow since May 2018

Colombia

Camilio is catalyzing the integration of isolated and non-connected communities through internet access and illumination in areas where the government and private markets have yet to reach. In doing so he is generating resources for and by the community.

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As scientist from the isolated coastal rainforest region of Colombia, Mabel stimulates sustainable economic development in biodiverse areas by connecting ancestral knowledge, science, and entrepreneurship to create a “bioeconomy.”

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Yves Moury

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

Colombia

Yves balances the financial world in favor of social protection for the most vulnerable people. His systemic change consists in creating a new "economic citizenship" and he does it hand in hand with financial institutions and public policymakers, using inclusive, massive and innovative methodologies...

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Tatiana Montaña

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2016

Colombia

Tatiana transforms the mindset of children and young people by empowering them as changemaker and makes them an active part in reconciling and rebuilding the social fabric in a country beset by violence, guerrilla and Colombian paramilitarist, through this methodology she builds citizenship and...

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Nathalia Mesa

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2016

Colombia

Through her integrated model she frees children and offers them a safe and peaceful childhood; this is achieved through her high quality methodology, sustainable and highly replicable which empowers teachers to develop affectionate relationships. Nathalia is building a new ecosystem with new...

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Daniel Buriticá

Ashoka Fellow since May 2015

Colombia

Daniel Buritica has created a social integration model which develops entrepreneurial skills in young people. By utilizing a national law that makes 80 hours of social service compulsory for students, he involves them in a step by step process of recreational but transformative social experiences so...

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Ana María Gutiérrez

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Colombia

Ana Maria Gutiérrez is reviving rural communities in Colombia by equipping local leaders to address social and environmental issues at home instead of moving to the city as a solution. Through her foundation, Organizmo, she is identifying these leaders and training them in community development...

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Jorge Cardoso

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Colombia

With a novel healthcare model that involves families in lasting prevention, Jorge Cardoso is inspiring a new understanding around mental health in Colombia. Starting with bipolar disorder, a condition that has marked his own life, he is now catalyzing a network that is influencing public policy...

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Camilo Arjona

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2014

Colombia

Camilo Arjona is opening the door for social development and peace building in remote areas of Colombia, many of which have no government presence, through his organization, Alas para la Gente (Wings for the People). By delivering much needed healthcare, Camilo is introducing key allies to the...

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Andres Rubiano

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2012

Colombia

Dr. Andrés Rubiano is fostering a new consciousness and system for integral trauma care in Colombia. By converting the roles of hospitals, emergency medical agencies, and public sector institutions into coordinated and proactive responders to the dramatic problem of traumatic injury.

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