Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
This description of Jeanette Perry's work was prepared when Jeanette Perry was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
For the last 26 years, Jeanette has been promoting the right of people with physical disabilities, particularly those who have had amputations, to have access to quality treatment, including quality prostheses, rehabilitation, and job opportunities. Since 1976, Jeanette has done her pioneer work through her organization CIREC, Pro Cirugía Reconstructiva, which has evolved into one of the leading Latin American organizations focused on the needs of low-income people with disabilities.
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