Fundación Paraguaya is a not-for-profit organization that aims to eliminate poverty in Paraguay and allow people to live with dignity. For more than 30 years, the organization has delivered programs that empower families and improve their quality of life. Fundación Paraguaya runs four self-sustaining rural agriculture schools, offers microfinance loans, provides entrepreneurship training, and offers educational programs. One such program, Emprendemos Juntos, brings together female entrepreneurs to strengthen their capacities and entrepreneurial spirit (see picture below).
With the help of Beneficial Returns, MSC provided a loan to help Fundación Paraguaya expand its agriculture school’s dairy facility, allowing students to produce, package and sell cheese.
To learn more, visit their website (in English and Spanish): http://www.fundacionparaguaya.org.py/v2/