Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
ACOOD - Fundação de Cooperação e Desenvolvimento
This description of Manoel Peixoto's work was prepared when Manoel Peixoto was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Manoel “Bael” Arnoud Peixoto is enabling rural development in northeastern Brazil with a financial system that accounts for the entire production chain—from supply through income redistribution—of community-owned cooperatives. Bael’s approach focuses not only on economic growth, but also on reinforcing family structures that are the backbone of the cooperative system.
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