Ashoka Fellow
Costa Rica
Fellow Since 1998
This description of Marieta Quesada's work was prepared when Marieta Quesada was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Marieta Quezada is changing the long-established pattern in Costa Rican society that treats disabled people as invisible, passive recipients of professional assistance and charity. Through her personal and professional life, Marieta is demonstrating that disabled people can be protagonists of their own lives and can proactively improve their economic, social, and educational opportunities.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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