Daniel Chavez Moran announces more than 200 nominations were submitted for the transformative 2011 Vidanta Foundation Prize for "Contributions to the Reduction of Poverty and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean" by the deadline of May 21, 2011. Entries were received from the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The annual Vidanta Foundation Prize is a joint initiative by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the Vidanta Foundation, the nonprofit organization founded by philanthropist Daniel Jesus Chavez Moran. Its aim is to provide recognition and support for outstanding projects carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality, and fight discrimination.
The recipients of the first, second and third place Vidanta Prize will be selected by a jury, meeting on August 26th in Cancun, Mexico, to announce its decision. The jury will be comprised of Mrs. Billie Miller (Barbados), Carmelo Angulo (Spain), Luis Maira (Chile), Julio Maria Sanguinetti (Uruguay) and Ernesto Zedillo (Mexico).
The first place winner of the 2010 Prize, Fundación Mundo Mujer, is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of poor working women and their families, through easy and timely access to credit and other services.
Read more about philanthropist and retired businessman Daniel Chavez Moran and the 2011 Vidanta Foundation Prize here.