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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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Same Sex PCV Couple From Paraguay

It’s typical for Peace Corps Volunteers to 'find themselves' while serving overseas. However, their service can become even more special when they find their other half on the other side of the world.

Earth Hour at Trinidad

Earth Hour means a lot of things for a lot of different people. It could be in the form of climate change, reforestation, etc. But for the people of my town, it means panda costumes and torch lit tours. 

AROVIA photo credit Giovanni Maldonado

My passion for social transformation through service has taken me from living in government-subsidized housing projects in Poughkeepsie, New York, to Paraguay, the heart of South America. 

Kaitlyn Saruwatari birthday

When I turned 8, my mom and godmother lovingly planned a surprise birthday party. 

Drama teacher World Wise Schools

This year, I wanted to push my Drama Two curriculum, which includes a focus on world drama. 

As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), the idea of holding a Peace Corps Day at my school sounded very appealing.

VIDEO: Highlighting happiness in Paraguay

Peace Corps Paraguay Volunteer Jamieson Cox shares what happiness looks like in his community.

Seeing what's out there: Camera in traps in Paraguay

A footprint in the sand, a distant call at dusk or an all-too-brief glimpse of an escaping tail is sometimes all a Volunteer will see of Paraguayan wildlife around their community. 

Morocco house

In Mongolia, you might live in a ger; in Swaziland, it could be a rondavel. Just as each Volunteer experience is different, so is each house. 

The term "entrepreneur" was coined by Irish-French economist Richard Cantillon in the 18th century. It means "bearer of risk." It is that, for sure! 

"Aha!" Moments of Cultural Exchange

Every week, a group of señoras meets for fun and learning. This week’s meeting was especially sweet because we had some major “aha!” moments in cultural exchange.

Never give up -OR- the fab five

At the start, I had 40 students. A few weeks in, there were seven.

Moldova Volunteer Albert Sou reading to kids

Beginning in 1986, I served as an early childhood teacher trainer in Haiti.