Florentino Sarmento

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1990
CRS
This description of Florentino Sarmento's work was prepared when Florentino Sarmento was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Introduction
Florentino Sarmento, by building a large number of self-managing economic development groups in previously war-torn East Timor, is allowing his society to reestablish local self-reliance, thereby gaining self-respect. Ultimately both are prerequisites to the restoration of trust and harmony, and to economic and social progress.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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