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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m Ruby Stanmyer, and I was Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay in 2014-2016. I worked in the
Environmental Conservation sector, mainly in environmental education within and
outside of the actual education system