Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
This description of Jose Raúl Moreno's work was prepared when Jose Raúl Moreno was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Jose Raúl Moreno is drastically increasing the availability and affordability of housing in low-income communities in Colombia by developing and disseminating new earthen construction technologies that boost the local economy and are environmentally friendly. He is also enabling those in need of decent housing to build their own homes, and to acquire marketable skills in the process, through readily accessible training programs.
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