Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1996
Hogar San Pablo
This description of Ximena Costales's work was prepared when Ximena Costales was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
Ximena Costales rehabilitates prisoners in Ecuador through self-employment training and the establishment of small businesses. Her approach virtually eliminates recidivism while sowing the seeds of self-employment in poor communities.
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