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Through the “Banco Palmas” (a People’s Bank), Joaquim is pioneering a community-based economic system by identifying and developing the assets of his community. Lire la suite

Leonora Mol

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2009


Uygar Özesmi

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2016

Uygar Özesmi is a serial social entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to the development of a society and economy that is in harmony with nature. With the belief that a “great transformation” is needed, he has founded over a dozen organizations and initiatives working towards ecological and social... Lire la suite

Carmen Velasco

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

For over 25 years, Carmen has dedicated her life to ensuring that women at the base of the pyramid have access to the capital and support needed to transform their lives and improve their families’ standard of living. As the cofounder of ProMujer, a pioneer organization in the field of microfinance,... Lire la suite

Duquesne Fednard

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2017


Monish Anand

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2017

Monish has built a new system to capture the creditworthiness of individuals from underserved and unserved markets and is using this system to rebuild the trust deficit that exists between these eluded citizens and the banking sector. Lire la suite

Hamse Warfa

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2017

United States
Through BanQu, a disruptive innovation in the digital identity and financial inclusion spaces, Hamse and his co-founders Ashish Gadnis and Jeff Keiser are creating a paradigm shift in the way individuals and organizations (large and small) engage with refugees. Lire la suite

Radek Hábl

Ashoka Fellow since juin 2018

Czech Republic
Radek Hábl is developing an evidence-based, holistic and systemic approach to transform the current unfair ecosystem of debt, spur close cooperation among key actors and bring a million of over-indebted and excluded Czech citizens back to society. Lire la suite

Vincent Lagacé

Ashoka Fellow since avr 2019

Vincent improves the livelihoods of smallholder producers by involving them, the organizations that serve them, and the corporations that buy their produce in a common effort to design better, fairer value chains. Lire la suite

Jeffrey Cyr

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2019

Jeff is structuring a new reconciliation economy to bring full economic citizenship to Indigenous populations that have been historically excluded and controlled by colonial systems in Canada. In doing so, he is putting power in the hands of Indigenous communities for self-determination and... Lire la suite