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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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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Group of Women at the summer business workshop

In a field that is often so male-driven, I feel that it was meaningful to create a space where women could see other women launching their business and could talk to each other about the specific struggles they face in that quest.

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Brandon Keith is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia.

One of the goals of Peace Corps service is to promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.

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Paraguay Holiday

December 2016 was a time I had looked forward to since the beginning of my Peace Corps service.

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Recycled eco bricks

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling

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Camp Strong root

Tapo Mbarete - Strong Roots

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Members of the Art Club at the Escuela Basica draw/paint their interpretation of an emotion.

The first few days in-site, my host brother, who is a timid 7-year-old boy, would peek into my room to see what I was up to. 

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Peace Corps Paraguay Volunteer Jane Spelce teaches young violinists.

One of the most impactful parts of my two years of service in the Peace Corps was the Conservatory Project.

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