Geraldo Santos Santos Marinho
Fellow Since 1987
This profile was prepared when Geraldo Santos Santos Marinho was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1987.
The New Idea
To provide technical and legal assistance to poor communities which will (1) educate them about the potential effects upon their lives of development projects and (2) help them secure basic necessities such as housing, sanitation systems, etc. for themselves without depending upon limited, often flawed, government programs