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Emergency relief for Rural Communities in Paraguay

by Fundacion Paraguaya
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Emergency relief for Rural Communities in Paraguay
Emergency relief for Rural Communities in Paraguay
Emergency relief for Rural Communities in Paraguay
Emergency relief for Rural Communities in Paraguay
Emergency relief for Rural Communities in Paraguay
Emergency relief for Rural Communities in Paraguay
Emergency relief for Rural Communities in Paraguay

Summary

Rural communities are in the desperate need of assistance since the pandemic. Almost 8% of the paraguayan population is considered in extreme poverty and most of them rely on informal jobs. This is the case of the communities surrounding Fundacion Paraguaya's Belen Agricultural School. Our objective is to assist 1,200 people by providing food and health kits and, also seeds to elaborate their own orchards. The school will provide all the technical support and become local agents of change.

$5,000
total goal
$1,285
remaining
31
donors
1
monthly donor
6
months

Challenge

To the date, Paraguay has reported 28,367 positive cases of COVID19 and 539 deaths. The country has suspended its activities almost completely since march 8th. At least 1,500 layoffs have been reported since strict measures where imposed. But the pandemic has laid bare the country's social inequalities. Approximately 65% of Paraguay's workers earn their living in the informal economy and have no access to benefits during the coronavirus crisis.

Solution

This project will allow these communities to access emergency relief kits such as health and food kits until they can generate income again. Also, some of these families don't have access to basic sanitary infrastructure or running water. Additionally, the Agricultural School will provide technical assistance for the communities to start their own orchards with the possibility of selling their products online, as the school is already doing with its student's products.

Long-Term Impact

The project aims to build on the resilience of the paraguayan rural families, assisting them and building capacity for a long term economic relief. Family members will be trained by the school's students and staff on how to develop and maintain an orchard for self-consumption and for eventually selling their products. In the long-term this could become a more reliable source of income and healthier meals. We will have a direct impact in over 1,200 people, representing 300 families

Resources

http:/​/​www.fundacionparaguaya.org.py
An article from The Guardian related to Paraguay
Agricultural School's Facebook Page

Organization Information

Fundacion Paraguaya

Location: Asuncion, Central - Paraguay
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Viviana Rojas
Asuncion, Central Paraguay
$3,715 raised of $5,000 goal
 
38 donations
$1,285 to go
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