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Epifanio Pacheco Calvimontes

Ashoka Fellow since oct 1998

Bolivia

Epifanio Pacheco helps indigenous communities in Bolivia gain legal recognition for their traditional local government structures so that they can achieve previously unattained control over their natural resources. Moving beyond the acquisition of land titles, Epifanio provides these unified...

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Carlos Mamani

Ashoka Fellow since jan 1995

Bolivia

Carlos Mamani reduces discrimination and social alienation among Bolivia's indigenous peoples by strengthening and legitimizing the traditional ayllu system of governance in the Andean highlands.

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Ricardo López De la Vega

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2002

Bolivia

Ricardo López de la Vega is transforming the vertical relationships that currently exist between hospital staff and patients in psychiatric institutions. His approach–one based on participatory music therapy–helps patients in Bolivia build self-esteem and successfully reintegrate into their families...

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Casimira Rodríguez

Ashoka Fellow since jan 2006

Bolivia

Casimira Rodríguez is breaking the pattern of exploitation, discrimination, and trafficking to which 150,000 Bolivian domestic workers continue to be subjected; as she was for eighteen years. Casimira fosters solidarity among the workers, negotiates with employers, and counteracts the conditions and...

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José Luis Núñez, a Bolivian sociologist, has created a program that enables young people to understand their rights as citizens and to assume responsibilities in decision-making positions. They are converted into defenders of their rights and become equipped to train others to replicate their...

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Gonzalo Osio Ressini

Ashoka Fellow since oct 1998

Bolivia

Gonzalo Osio is addressing the needs of small farmers in Bolivia, creating organizations that foment new agricultural products that make best use of their natural resources, while responding to specific market demands.

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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.

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Gerardo Pacheco Gutierrez

Ashoka Fellow since aoû 1999

Bolivia

Based on his belief that young people, especially those living on the streets, should have a say in programs created to help them, Gerardo Pacheco promotes his new principle of youth self-management. He helps young people run a home, assist other children living on the streets, and cultivate good...

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Tomás Mamani

Ashoka Fellow since mar 1998

Bolivia

Tomás Mamani has created a network of self-owned and self-managed community radio stations among indigenous communities, which then finance and broadcast their own information systems. His integrated communication system has increased education about traditional indigenous knowledge and led a...

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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.

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