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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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An American woman digs in the dirt with her fellow Senegalese friends

Agriculture Volunteers lead grassroots efforts to fight hunger.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Tree Planting

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

Grassroot Soccer activity

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

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.

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.

Paraguay Holiday

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

Recycled eco bricks

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling

Camp Strong root

Tapo Mbarete - Strong Roots

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. 

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.

View of a valley in Paraguay at sunset
Tangerine Fruit

Citrus trees are also affected by high temperatures

Paraguay Verde 7th Edition

The seventh edition of Paraguay Verde was held at Jack Norment Camp

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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

Carson Twiss, Guatemala

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