Fellow Since 1989
This profile was prepared when Umar Husein was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
Umar Husein, a socially involved student leader since his village boyhood sixty kilometers outside Palembang, South Sumatera, is demonstrating new ways of organizing college students to work with street vendors and other poor Indonesians. His approach serves the economic needs of the students as well as those of the street vendors.
The New Idea