Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
Sugar Palm Occupation Development Project, Songkla
This description of Samart Sakawee's work was prepared when Samart Sakawee was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Working in villages in southern Thailand, Samart Sakawee has developed a novel savings group that not only creates new economic opportunities for its members, but also cultivates the central values of civil society–good governance, transparency, and participation–from the village-up.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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