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Juan Carlos Aguilar Macizo

Ashoka Fellow since oct 2000

Peru
A successful inventor, Juan Carlos encourages Peruvians to use local materials and their own creative talent to improve living conditions among the poor. Lire la suite

Juan Infante Alosilla

Ashoka Fellow since nov 1999

Peru
As Juan Infante applies activist passion, business acumen, and political savvy to help Peru's small businesses compete in the global economy, he breathes new life into one of Lima's oldest business districts. Lire la suite

Javier Arévalo

Ashoka Fellow since juil 2011

Peru
Javier Arévalo hopes to revolutionize the Peruvian education system—improving reading comprehension among children by making the experience pleasurable for kids and parents, by sparking an interest in literature. Javier’s three-part strategy works with schools, the national publishing industry, and... Lire la suite

Teresa Boullón

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2014

Peru
Teresa Boullón is activating citizens to solve their own problems in Peru, starting by infusing communities with the tools and desire to read. Communities that read together engage together, not only improving education but also trust, ownership, and ability to advocate for themselves in many other... Lire la suite

Juan Diego Calisto Aguirre

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2014

Peru
Juan Diego Calisto and his organization Ruwasunchis, meaning “Let’s Do It Together” in the Quechua language, are breaking the pattern of despair and subsistence living in marginalized communities in Peru. By training community change leaders by feeding them into age-appropriate learning activities... Lire la suite
In Lima, one of the world’s driest urban areas, growing numbers of low-income neighborhoods have no access to running water. Juan Carlos is proposing a new approach to sustainable waste management. His system can be installed at one-third the cost of traditional water and waste systems, it saves 50... Lire la suite
Alejandro Camino, an anthropologist by training, addresses development challenges common to the high mountain regions of the Andes and the Himalayas, by promoting exchange and cooperation between the traditional mountain peoples. Lire la suite

Nair Carrasco

Ashoka Fellow since nov 1999

Peru
Nair Carrasco is creating a national network in Peru to promote breastfeeding in a culture where it is underused despite widespread infant malnutrition. Lire la suite
Josefina Condori Quispe runs a home for Peru's invisible girls–children from rural areas who work as maids in the city. She gives them a place to stay, makes sure they get an education, raises their self-esteem, and lays the groundwork for change in public opinion and policy. Lire la suite

Isabel Coral

Ashoka Fellow since fév 1995

Peru
Having worked for more than a decade to help people driven from their homes and communities by political violence, Isabel Coral is now assisting their return and resettlement in the areas from which they had fled, and helping chart and stimulate broader recovery efforts in those areas. In pilot... Lire la suite