Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2014
This description of Ana María Gutiérrez's work was prepared when Ana María Gutiérrez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2014.
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 techniques and even bioconstruction. In turn, they spread their skills among their neighbors to strengthen social fabric and transform the community’s living space.
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