Case Studies

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.
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Challenging the barriers of discrimination

From a rural town, Milagros’s struggle to complete her secondary education is testament to her positive attitude and resolve to not let her disability hold her back in life.
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Bee-coming a young entrepreneur

Delio overcame his economic challenges by seeking innovative solutions in the bee-keeping business.
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The empowering path to self-sufficiency

Tamy’s journey transcends the challenges faced by female migrants. She has gained economic independence and started her own business.
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Barriers to education limit girls’ opportunities

Sisters Pamela and Lichi have been forced to drop out of school for reasons beyond their control. They share their experiences.
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Finding the strength to survive sexual abuse

Lili is rebuilding her life after criadazgo and raising her voice to support girls and young women so that they do not go through what she went through.
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President for a day

Adriana took up the role of President of the Republic, raising her voice to represent young women standing up and battling for girls’ rights.
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Violence puts the lives of girls in Paraguay at risk

Nearly 8 out of 10 women in Paraguay have experienced a form of gender-based violence. After being brutally attacked, Lauri is rebuilding her life.
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Breaking the cycle of early motherhood in Paraguay

Early mother Patricia explains how sexual health education is instrumental in breaking the cycle of early motherhood in Paraguay.
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The normalisation of ‘criadazgo’ in Paraguay

As part of the practice "criadazgo", common in Paraguay, Nati was sent to live with a family she didn’t know and used as free child labour.
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Too young to be mothers

Paraguay has one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the Americas. Sixteen-year-old mother Sany shares her story.
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From waste picker to entrepreneur – fighting poverty through…

Maura works as a waste picker. With support from Plan International, she is growing her business and building a better future for her family.
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