Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1989
Thai Farmer Foundation
This description of Asok Prasanson's work was prepared when Asok Prasanson was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
Asok Prasanson, after escaping a drug lord in Burma as a boy and a Bangkok chemical company threatening him for organizing a worker protest over unsafe conditions as a young man, settled in his native rural northeast. There he has pioneered a new approach to financing and organizing village development through the Buddhist wats.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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