María Pilar de Abiega Sauto


This profile was prepared when María Pilar de Abiega Sauto was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
María Pilar de Abiego Sauto has developed a participatory, peer- and community-based model of senior living that gives elderly Mexicans an alternative to living in a traditional nursing home. As a member of various advisory bodies and senior citizen networks, she advocates her model as a tool to secure senior citizens’ rights to an active and fulfilling life at a time when they are more likely to be abandoned.
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