Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
Instituto Sertão Vivo
This description of Carlos Simão's work was prepared when Carlos Simão was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Working with communities in Brazil’s drought-stricken semiarid regions, Carlos Simão builds shallow tube wells that provide water and generate income for rural farmers, empower local communities, strengthen ties between communities and government, and prevent rural-urban migration.
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