Leila Novak

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1999
Projeto Curumim


This profile was prepared when Leila Novak was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Leila Novak has come up with a way to address the social and economic needs of people who live in and around garbage dumps in small municipalities. Her approach meets the needs of families who scavenge for a living as well as the increasing desire of municipal governments to reduce the space needed for dumping garbage.
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