Elsa Zaldívar

2008 Laureate, Applied Technology
Paraguay, Born 1960

basedir@basecta.org.py

Design solution

December 8, 2011

On 17 October 2011 some of the design community’s most innovative thinkers gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York to celebrate the opening of Design with the Other 90%: Cities. The exhibition investigates how design can address the pressing challenges created by rapid urban growth...

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Paraguayan Laureate’s new formula for loofah housing

July 25, 2011

For many years Elsa Zaldívar has helped rural women in Paraguay rediscover the benefits of loofah, a cucumber-like vegetable that when dried becomes a scratchy sponge. Zaldívar worked with a group of poor women to produce organic, blemish-free sponges on trellises in their back yards, then sell the sponges...

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