Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
Instituto Banco Palmas de Desenvolvimento e Socioeconomia So
This description of Joaquim de Melo Neto Segundo's work was prepared when Joaquim de Melo Neto Segundo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Through the “Banco Palmas” (a People’s Bank), Joaquim is pioneering a community-based economic system by identifying and developing the assets of his community.
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