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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"I have established many relationships and my projects are reflecting the expressed desires of my fellow community members"

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John Montgomery 2

I was well into my doctoral program in agricultural economics at Texas A&M University (TAMU) when my gym partner, who was also the campus Peace Corps recruiter, mentioned that he’d noticed a ring like mine on the finger of a new student named Vanessa who’d recently returned from service in the Philippines.

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Volunteering with the Peace Corps isn't easy, but collaboration and inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.

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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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