Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
Comunidade Empreendedores de Sonhos
This description of Egídio Guerra de Freitas's work was prepared when Egídio Guerra de Freitas was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Egídio Guerra is presenting youth in northeast Brazil with an alternative to unemployment, poverty, and violence: small businesses with a competitive edge. He is creating channels for young people to enter the job market and establish their own businesses, organized into economically viable clusters.
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