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Elvira Alvarez Alá

Ashoka Fellow since juin 1996

Bolivia
Elvira Alvarez has developed and is now spreading a comprehensive, community-based model program to assist poor people in Bolivian prisons by hastening judicial procedures and generating new methods of rehabilitation. Lire la suite

Fernando Andrade

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2003

Bolivia
To give poor Bolivians–a majority of the population–the confidence and tools to speak publicly, Fernando Andrade is launching participative radio stations, the first of their kind in the country. Lire la suite

Juan Carlos Antezana Pérez

Ashoka Fellow since juin 1997

Bolivia
Juan Carlos Antezana has organized an activist youth-led movement, which is spreading throughout Bolivia and engaging young people in life-affirming activities to defend the environment and protect wildlife. Lire la suite

Patricia Blanco

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2003

Bolivia
Patricia Blanco is showing Bolivian communities how to improve their health by addressing three overlapping factors: widespread poor nutrition, which the government has long identified as a development priority; diabetes, which is common, largely untreated, and controllable by diet; and budget... Lire la suite

Cristina Bubba Zamora

Ashoka Fellow since juin 1996

Bolivia
Cristina Bubba (Bolivia 1996) strengthens Andean indigenous communities by showing them how to leverage international conventions to recover ancient ceremonial weavings that have been stolen from them. Lire la suite

Carola Capra

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2015

Bolivia
Carola Capra is forming a parallel system to support small enterprises and street vendors through a network platform called Nueva Empresa, or New Enterprise. The community offers these subsistence entrepreneurs a scholarship to enroll in training programs which lead to a diploma and access to... Lire la suite

Maria Eugenia Choque

Ashoka Fellow since juin 1996

Bolivia
María Eugenia Choque, an Aymara woman, is teaching indigenous women how to assume decision-making positions in the resurgent ayllu system of governance in the Bolivian Andes. Lire la suite

Rolando Encinas

Ashoka Fellow since juin 1996

Bolivia
Rolando Encinas has developed a process to preserve the history and strengthen the identity of the peoples of Bolivia based on recovery and performance of Bolivian music. Lire la suite

René Estenssoro Torricos

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

Bolivia
René transforms the prison system, from a repressive system to a system that provides opportunities. René considers the early reintegration and rehabilitation of women prisoners starting with the acquisition of skills to develop their lives independently and without relapsing, under a social... Lire la suite

Claudia Gonzales

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 2016

Bolivia
Claudia empowers children and young people through their Social Sports Schools and prevents abandonment when detecting vulnerable children in schools where she has alliances. She also, strengthens the social structure gathering the family and the community around positive living spaces. Claudia... Lire la suite