Luz Dary Chavez

Ashoka Fellow
Colombia
Fellow Since 2000
Fundacion DAVIDA
This description of Luz Dary Chavez's work was prepared when Luz Dary Chavez was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2000.
Introduction
The mother of a disabled child, Luz Dary Chávez has created the first community- managed center for the handicapped in rural Colombia. The center is serving to improve the lives of the disabled and to help families address issues of shame and hopelessness for their children and relatives.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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