Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
Associação dos Movimentos de Moradia da Região Sudeste
This description of Maria Xavier's work was prepared when Maria Xavier was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
As a pioneer in the field of urban housing reform, Maria das Gracas “Graca” Xavier is mobilizing historically excluded groups to take charge of their housing needs, and in turn, advance their legal and political interests.
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