Karla Emmanuela Ribeiro Hora

Ashoka Fellow
Goiânia, Goias, Brazil
Fellow Since 2003


This profile was prepared when Karla Emmanuela Ribeiro Hora was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
The New Idea
Through an extensive series of workshops, meetings, negotiations, and courses, Karla brings families together at the earliest stage of forming a land settlement. Together, they begin a process of community building to create understanding, collaboration, and identity among families originating from diverse geographical and cultural backgrounds. The families become active agents in the land reform process and coauthors in the appropriation and planning of the land where they and their families will live. The result is improvement in the productivity and economic viability of land reform settlements that guarantees the conservation and sustainable use of the natural resources, as well as an engaged, interacting, self-managing community that moves onto the land. Karla's work is promoting necessary change both to decrease the cycle of migration and to increase sustainability in national land reform policy.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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