Plan International started working in Paraguay in 1994. Since then, we’ve worked with girls, boys and their families in the departments of Paraguarí, Caaguazú, San Pedro, and Guairá. To date, more than 24,000 children have been part of our sponsorship programmes in the country, and through those efforts, we have assisted about 120,000 people in 471 communities.
After 18 years in these parts, the time has come for Plan International to bow out of 100 villages across Paraguarí and Guairá
After 18 years in these parts, the time has come for Plan International to bow out of 100 villages across Paraguarí and Guairá as we phase out some of our operations in this area, saying goodbye to more than 5,500 former sponsored children and their families and friends. These communities, home to sizable indigenous populations, are standing firmly on their own two feet and are seizing the day as they strive to realise their rights and reach their goals. We’ll miss them, but we know they’ll do just fine on their own.
Plan International Paraguay will continue to work in 370 communities around the country, including 38 in Paraguarí and 56 in Guairá with a focus on reaching the most marginalised and excluded.