Paraguay

Stories from Paraguay

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Paraguay.

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Peace Corps Volunteers come to service with a wide variety of skills, perspectives and life experiences.

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Each and every day is a chance to protect and better our planet. Whether they’re an educator, agriculturalist, or environmentalist, Peace Corps Volunteers strive to make a positive environmental impact in their countries of service.

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A woman pours terere from a glass pitcher into a glass in Paraguay

Every Peace Corps Volunteer receives a small housing and living stipend that enables them to live in a manner similar to people in their community. Today, environment Volunteer Bridget Tam shares how she lives on less than $7 a day in Paraguay.

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Itapúa Verde Group

 Itapúa Verde’s mission is to protect and conserve local environmental resources, as well as to encourage and support the development of local youth to become the next generation of environmental leaders.

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Garden Project Staff

This is the beauty of Peace Corps—getting to know a community in a patient and organic way, allowing the necessary time to develop projects rooted in cultural understanding.

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Wetland, 7 Mbokaja

The project is looking to promote the appreciation for the local environment;  to educate Coratei’s youth on the flora and fauna species that exist in the remaining forest, and;  to exhibit the trail to tourists. 

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Tree Planting

A component of this project involves training local community members in better environmental management in their homes and in public institutions.

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Grassroot Soccer activity

Grassroot Soccer, or “Raices Fuertes”, is a program that teaches about HIV prevention, youth leadership and gender equality through soccer.

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