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Prize for Women's
Creativity in Rural Life

 

List and Laureates' Profiles 2009  
List and Laureates' Profiles 2008  
List and Laureates' Profiles 2007  
List and Laureates' Profiles 2006  
List and Laureates' Profiles 2005  
List and Laureates' Profiles 2003  
List and Laureates' Profiles 2002  
List and Laureates' Profiles 2001  
List 1994-2000  

List of 179 laureates receiving the Prize for women's creativity in rural life 1994 - 2000

AFRICA

Algeria

97

Fatima BEN YOUCEF, where there is a will, there is a way

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Burkina Faso

97

Mariam MAIGA, an exceptional rural women's leader

see profile 

Burkina Faso

97

RECIF/NGO, using information as empowerment

see profile 

Burkina Faso

99

Rahamata SAVADOGO, pioneer in rural creativity and family planning

see profile 

Botswana

00

Lesego Veronica MOLAPO, a market becomes a space for rural demands

see profile 

Cameroon

97

Mary PEKOKEH, turns village into small town

see profile 

Cameroon

98

Alice EWUME, heals with herbs and love

see profile 

Dem. Rep. Congo

99

Gode BINDA KINI, empowering women through organisation

see profile 

Ethiopia

96

W/o Alganesh AWASH, ends violence against women

see profile 

Egypt

95

Gawaher Saad El Sherbini FADL, reclaims the right for women to land and labor

see profile 

Ghana

95

Joan AGBO, reaches out to rural women in farming and trading

see profile 

Ghana

99

Elizabeth ABAKAH, standing for cleanliness and respect

see profile 

Ghana

99

Narki DOKU, educating for village life

see profile 

Ghana

00

Laurine TOKORY, liberating women from sexual slavery

see profile 

Kenya

97

The BAMAKO INITIATIVE GROUP, village doctors on bicycles

see profile 

Kenya

97

Sudanese REFUGEE WOMEN's GROUP, refugees move to self-sufficiency

see profile 

Kenya

98

Theresa MASINDE, a tireless organizer

see profile 

Kenya

99

Naomi JERUTO, a super social worker

see profile 

Kenya

99

Dolphine M.A. OKECH, nicknamed "the Exemplary Educator"

see profile 

Kenya

00

Fleria ODUAR NDEGE, fighting harmful traditional practices

see profile 

Kenya

00

Lucia KAKUNDI KITENG'U, a natural born agronomist

see profile 

Madagascar

99

VONONA, "ready and decided" to save the forest

see profile 

Mali

95

Samake NAKANI and Sangare AMINATA, fight poverty, misery and ignorance

see profile 

Mali

00

Aissata GUINDO, an exceptionally creative teacher

see profile 

Morocco

96

KHADOUJ, gives loans for freedom

see profile 

Mauritania

98

AMAL - Women's Cooperatie for HOPE, fights desertification and illiteracy

see profile 

Namibia

97

OSHITUKAFITU Women's Group, rural poor educate society

see profile 

Nigeria

98

Rose ADAMU, overcomes timeless taboos

see profile 

Nigeria

96

E.O. OLAWOLU, preserves tradition for tomorrow

see profile 

Nigeria

96

Janet AKINBODE, ends hunger - now

see profile 

Nigeria

99

Mercy Agu ANAGBOGU, restoring the dignity of women

see profile 

Nigeria

00

Ethel NNE EKEKE, empowering through weaving

see profile 

Rwanda

98

Espérance MUKANDEMEZO, walk your talk - she does

see profile 

Rwanda

96

Godeličve MUKASARASI, never discouraged whatever the obstacle

see profile 

Senegal

98

Thérčse SENGHOR, combats fish piracy in coastal seas

see profile 

Senegal

94

Fatoumata FOFANA, starts first sesame seed cottage industry

see profile 

Senegal

94

Adam TAMBA, improves quality of life

see profile 

Sierra Leone

98

Lois THOMPSON, a beacon of hope in war-torn Sierra-Leone

see profile 

Sierra Leone

00

Yatta SAMAH, healing the scars of war

see profile 

South Africa

98

Sonia HARDNECK, teaches values for life

see profile 

South Africa

96

Lephina MAPANGA, helps others to help themselves

see profile 

Sudan

98

Gania ALI AL BASHIR, committed to serve

see profile 

Sudan

95

Huda Adbel-ELHAMEID, expands fishing activities and becomes expert in salted fish

see profile 

Sudan

97

Hawa Adam YAGOUB, with sheep against famine

see profile 

Togo

98

Amavi KOSSIDONKO, her courage overcomes all obstacles

see profile 

Togo

95

Coordinating Bureau for Women's Groups, Segou TIDA, educates rural poor

see profile 

Tunisia

96

Latifa Meddeb BENT MOKHTAR, a one-woman 'Body Shop'

see profile 

Uganda

99

Petty ANGIDA-OMAGOR, vegetables for war victims

see profile 

Uganda

00

Loyce OGOLLA, trees for development

see profile 

Uganda

00

Rebecca MULWANA, A model organic farmer

see profile 

Zambia

97

Cecilia MAKOTA, good organization is key to success

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Zimbabwe

98

Virginia MUPANDUKI, empowers women through garden cooperatives

see profile 

Zimbabwe

00

Patience SITHOLE, restoring land using traditional agriculture

see profile 

ASIA and PACIFIC

Australia

98

Georgina LEE CHEU, leads with culture towards self esteem

see profile 

Azerbaidjan

96

Sudaba MURADOVA, organizes women's solidarity for survival

see profile 

Bangladesh

96

Goaler VITA, a pioneer rural women's group

see profile 

Bangladesh

97

Jabeda Sattar KHAN, half a million women on the move

see profile 

Cambodia

00

Thavrin THONG, extreme hardship creates a leader

see profile 

China

95

Jia JUNQIAO (Longju), teaches new skills and builds village school

see profile 

China

95

Lai XIAO, a mongol herdswoman pioneers scientific strategy for sheep breeding

see profile 

China

96

Cai SHUZHEN, becomes agricultural researcher

see profile 

China

96

Pei GUILIAN, brings prosperity to all

see profile 

China

96

CIRENZONGBA, a woman with a hunchback becomes leader

see profile 

China

96

Chen YUNLIAN, prospers... from peppers

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China

96

Zhao QUNYING, prospers... with rabbits

see profile 

China

97

ALONIOUNIOU, grows trees for a healthy environment

see profile 

China

97

Miao CHANGLIAN, from rice grower to creative resourcefulness

see profile 

China

97

Luo XIFEN, on peppered path to prosperity

see profile 

China

97

Fang XIULAN, chickens end poverty

see profile 

China

98

Han BAOJING, clean water - key to good health

see profile 

China

98

Hu CHUNLIAN, tops the tea trade

see profile 

China

98

Zuo AIMING, raises chickens and ducks for China

see profile 

China

98

Zhao XIAOJING, creates prosperity with pigs

see profile 

China

99

Bai CAINONG, an illiterate woman becomes deputy

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China

99

Yang XIANGLIAN, village tailor becomes manager

see profile 

China

99

Zhang AILAN, preventing poverty with pigs

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China

99

Zou CHUNLIAN, flowers bring prosperity

see profile 

China

00

Ma XUEFENG, Fish ponds bring wealth

see profile 

India

95

Samuben Ujabhai Thakore and Ranbai Jemalji Rauma, lead union of 14'000

see profile 

India

95

Madhuben Bhailal SOLANKI, forms savings group in her village Vakharia

see profile 

India

96

Tulsi DEVI JANI, a tribal woman turns activist

see profile 

India

96

KUNWARBEN, handicapped with leprosy becomes leader

see profile 

India

97

Manchaba Kheraji RATHOD, needles women out of hunger

see profile 

India

97

Shantaben Lakhmanbhai KOLI, a salt farmer protects children

see profile 

India

97

Saviben Debhabhai AAYER, 1000 wanderers become artisans

see profile 

India

97

Puriben Vaghabhai Kehu AHIR, a human rights leader

see profile 

India

97

Menaben Harchandbhai THAKORE, fights the desert (Puriben and Menaben share a Prize of $500)

see profile 

India

97

Ms. RANI, persistence pays off

see profile 

India

98

Lata KACHHAWAH, helps desert women survive

see profile 

India

98

Irula Tribal Women's Welfare Society, claims human rights

see profile 

India

98

Sister STELLA EDDATU, transforms rural women's lives

see profile 

India

99

Radhaben BHANABHAI, a new beginning

see profile 

India

99

Sussela DEVI, restoring dignity to untouchables

see profile 

India

99

Swarnalata DEVI, defending land non-violently

see profile 

India

99

Agnes RUDRAPATI, abolishing child labor

see profile 

India

99

Sangrami DEVI, transforming a poor village

see profile 

India

99

Krishnammal JEGANNATHAN, a Ghandian "Joan of Arc"

see profile 

India

00

Manohari DOSS, campaigning for the rights of the poor

see profile 

India

00

Pasumpon MAYANDI, tireless village activist

see profile 

India

00

R. VASANTHA, women become leaders

see profile 

India

00

Kalawati DEVI, setting and enforcing rules for the forest

see profile 

Indonesia

00

Ngatini TARMUJI, fighting the illegal expropriation of land

see profile 

Kuwait

96

Abab FARHAN, weaves the magic of Bedouin beauty

see profile 

Nepal

96

Radha BHATTARAI, improves quality of life with education

see profile 

Nepal

97

Nirmala THAPA, empowers women to help themselves

see profile 

Pakistan

97

BHUTTRI WOMEN's Organization, promotes health care for rural poor and weak

see profile 

Pakistan

97

Farzana PANWHAR, promotes sustainable agriculture

see profile 

Pakistan

97

RURAL WOMEN WELFARE Organization, brings development to people

see profile 

Pakistan

99

Khatima BIBI, a model woman activist

see profile 

Pakistan

98

Ghulam SUGHRA SOLANGI, leads with credit, health and family planning

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Pakistan

00

Ghulam SUGHRA KUBAR, proving women's worth

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Philippines

98

Portia NAYVE ROSSI, demonstrates organic animal farming

see profile 

Sri Lanka

97

Amara PEERIS, ends rural women's poverty

see profile 

Sri Lanka

00

H.M. VIMALAWATHIE, organising for development, culture and peace

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Thailand

98

Sa-ing TAWAISINDH, saves community forest

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Viet Nam

96

GROUP 11, finds right market niche

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WESTERN ASIA

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Jordan

97

Najwa SHA'SHA'A, self-confidence, the key

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Jordan

97

Kawkab I.M. AL-GHNAMEEN drastically improves quality of village life

see profile 

Jordan

99

Hind AL HADJA, learning by doing

see profile 

Lebanon

00

Anissa NAJJAR, creating the basis for a distinct rural culture

see profile 

West Bank

99

Subhiyyeh Kamel ASAD GHANNAM, a rural woman activist

see profile 

THE AMERICAS

Argentina

97

Rosario Ladies ANDRADES DE QUISPE, from lama herdswoman to community leader

see profile 

Argentina

00

PUEBLO GRANDE Cultural Organisation, establishing a cultural identity

see profile 

Bolivia

95

Domitila BARRIOS, grass roots leader fights for justice for the most oppressed

see profile 

Bolivia

98

Tawa (Nena) BALTAZAR LUGONES, exceptional leader of wildlife reserve

see profile 

Bolivia

99

Hornos "Juana Azurduy de Padilla", promoting seed potatoes in the Andes

see profile 

Bolivia

00

CH'ASKA PALOMAS AWAJ WARMIS, weaving for development

see profile 

Brazil

97

Emilia Alves da Silva RODRIGUES, promotes rural knowledge and culture

see profile 

Brazil

99

Raimunda Gomes DA SILVA, fighting for land and rights

see profile 

Brazil

99

The National Articulation of Female Agricultural Workers, organising for women's rights

see profile 

Brazil

00

Sandra Mara RIBAS SANTOS, pioneer organic farmer

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Chile

96

Rosalía JARA NIRRIAM, proves education to be key to development

see profile 

Chile

00

Bernardita CALFUQUEO, fighting racial discrimination

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Colombia

98

Milena DUCARA TAPIERO, indomitable activist and women leader

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Colombia

00

Association of Women of Yolombé AMOY, organising for peace and the environment

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Costa Rica

96

Paulina DÍAZ NAVAS, a courageous woman who wins despite huge odds

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Ecuador

98

Elvia DAGUA, leads women to dignity

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El Salvador

96

Victoria MIRA, shows creativity and innovation despite her age

see profile 

El Salvador

96

Maria Ana Angel de CASTILLO, has an indomitable spirit and courage

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El Salvador

97

Salvadorian Association for RURAL HEALTH, rural women for a healthy future

see profile 

El Salvador

98

Maria Margarita MALDONADO CRUZ, runs model farm despite illiteracy

see profile 

Guatemala

96

Teresa de Jesus RAFAEL, a Maya farmer and political activist

see profile 

Guatemala

97

Maria Elena Crisostomo de PEREZ, promotes barefoot pharmacy

see profile 

Haiti

96

Sara MICHEL, the world's oldest practicing rural midwife

see profile 

Honduras

99

Isidora GARCIA, fighting for the indigenous woman

see profile 

Jamaica

96

Ethlyn RHOOMS, the most resourceful rural woman of Jamaica

see profile 

Mexico

98

AMEYOLOTZIL WOMEN'S GROUP, pioneers self-reliance

see profile 

Mexico

98

LA POZA DEL CLAVO WOMEN'S GROUP, with enterpreneurship to survival

see profile 

Mexico

00

Norma Patricia SAUCEDO VILLALBA, teaching respect for the environment

see profile 

Nicaragua

96

Maria Auxiliadora LOPEZ OLIVAS, innovates banking by and for the people

see profile 

Nicaragua

96

Lucrecia Flores CHAVARRÍA, illiterate cook becomes leader

see profile 

Nicaragua

97

Gladys CACERES, a tireless leader

see profile 

Nicaragua

99

Severa Luque BOGARIN, cooperative organisation helps many

see profile 

Peru

00

Santos Felicita SALCEDO CUEVA, persistence pays

see profile 

Peru

00

Gladys VASQUEZ POMA, fighting to save the High Andean Wetlands

see profile 

Uruguay

98

NETWORK OF RURAL WOMEN OF URUGUAY, a network for survival

see profile 

EUROPE and COUNTRIES IN TRANSITION

Albania

99

Rape VEIZAJ, teaching life skills

see profile 

Austria

00

Ingeborg AUER, an Ambassador for women farmers

see profile 

Armenia

99

Rosa TZAROUKYAN, creating a model animal farm

see profile 

Austria

98

Monika LUGMAYER, a strong advocate for women farmers

see profile 

Finland

96

ALKUVOIMA, their primal force is people

see profile 

France

00

Georgia LAMBERTIN, bringing children closer to the earth

see profile 

Great Britain

98

Marthe KILEY-WORTHINGTON, an ecological farmer, teacher and writer

see profile 

Greece

99

Union of Agritouristic, Artesanal and Home Economic Cooperatives, uniting for rural development

see profile 

Hungary

00

Erzsébet SZECSENYI, creating an eco-village

see profile 

Ireland

99

Anita HAYES, saving scarce seed

see profile 

Latvia

98

Rasma FREIMANE, runs a dairy farm cooperative

see profile 

Latvia

99

Zenta SKRASTINA, beautifying a rural village

see profile 

Norway

98

Anne-Grethe BRUSTAD, an authentic biological farmer

see profile 

Norway

00

Ashild DALE, Reviving mountain farming

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Poland

98

Ewa SMUK, revives village life

see profile 

Rep. of Croatia

97

Ema MIOCINOVIC, dedicates her life to peace making

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Romania

00

Mioara BOANTA, enabling women to organise

see profile 

Russia

96

Tatjana N. INOZEMTSEVA, innovative farmer, philanthropist & poetess

see profile 

Russia

99

Vera SOLOVIEVA, adapting to a new rural economy

see profile 

Spain

98

EL DESPERTAR, with culture to sustainable development

see profile 

Switzerland

98

Elsbeth AEBERHARD, finding our rural roots

see profile 

Yugoslavia -Serbia

97

Dobrila Vasiljevic SMILJANIC, leads rural women to knit for the world

see profile 

Ukraine

99

Valentina SHAPOVAL, organising for development

see profile 

Ukraine

00

Natalia BESPALA, helping others achieve success

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