Overcoming adversity to become a young entrepreneur
Lider is a young entrepreneur who, in the face of adversity, forged his own path to success and became a beacon of hope for his community.
Plan International has been present in Paraguay since 1994, working to achieve an equal and inclusive society, free of all forms of violence, especially against girls, adolescents and young women, through development programmes and projects, and responding to humanitarian crises.
Plan International Paraguay is committed to strengthening a society that guarantees the rights of children. We work so girls, boys, adolescents and young people have the knowledge and ability to exercise their rights to protection against violence, live in safe environments free of harmful practices, make autonomous decisions about their lives and express their needs in emergency and humanitarian response scenarios.
We won’t stop until we are all equal.
The country has high levels of gender-based violence which results in increased rates of teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse, early and forced marriages and unions, school dropouts and child labour. These problems profoundly affect girls, adolescents and young women, limiting their ability to make decisions and follow their ambitions.
We’re supporting boys, girls, adolescents and young people son they can live in a country free of gender-based violence, teenage pregnancy, sexual abuse, early and forced marriages and unions, school dropouts and child servitude.