Empowering Poor, Rural Girls in Paraguay

by Fundacion Paraguaya
Jan 9, 2012


Here come the family to celebrate!
Here come the family to celebrate!

December 17, 2011 marked a historic day for the Mbaracayu Girls School.  49 girls celebrated becoming the first ever graduating class of the school. They all received a high school degree with an emphasis in environmental sciences. All of the girls had family members in attendance to share this proud moment.

This marks a huge achievement for the girls, their families, and the community. Many of the girls came to the institution timid, and with no self-esteem or motivation for the future. Now they all know their value and are not afraid of new challenges. Against all odds, the girls have no only completed a high school education, but they have also become self-confident young women with an entrepreneurial spirit and skills that will open never imagined opportunities for them. They have paved the way for other girls in the region to become professionals, study at university, and to be valued for their intellect. The girls have new expectations of what life has to offer, far beyond being relegated to extreme poverty, early child bearing, domestic violence as a norm, or involvement in the drug trade, prostitution, or human trafficking – all too often the only options available for many girls in the region.

A big thanks to all of you who made this dream a reality. Please continue to join us on this journey by continuing to share your generosity with the girls who continue to pursue their dreams at the school.

The proud graduates
The proud graduates
More proud graduates
More proud graduates
  • Rachel
    Rachel Thank you for the awesome report and pictures of the girls! I am so proud of you all!! you go girls!!
    • 5 years ago
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  • Luis Sanabria
    Luis Sanabria Hi Rachel, Thank you for your kind words. A LOT goes into making this dream a reality for these young women. I can't tell you how much we appreciate your ongoing support. We feel so proud of them for overcoming multiple obstacles to get to this point...sexism, family pressure to work, lack of resources, and many more.... Read more »
    • 5 years ago
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Fundacion Paraguaya

Location: Asuncion, Central - Paraguay
Website: http:/​/​www.fundacionparaguaya.org.py
Project Leader:
Luis Sanabria
General Manager
Asuncion, Paraguay
$34,003 raised of $95,000 goal
575 donations
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