Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1999
Projeto Curumim
This description of Leila Novak's work was prepared when Leila Novak was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1999.
Leila Novak has come up with a way to address the social and economic needs of people who live in and around garbage dumps in small municipalities. Her approach meets the needs of families who scavenge for a living as well as the increasing desire of municipal governments to reduce the space needed for dumping garbage.
The New Idea
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