Fundación Paraguaya is a nonprofit social enterprise centered on self-sufficiency. Since our establishment in 1985, we have organized sustainable entrepreneurship and microfinance in Paraguay with the aim of alleviating multidimensional poverty and fostering decent living conditions for locals. We achieve these through inter-related strategies: farming high school program; entrepreneurial education program for children and youth; microcredit program; and TeachAManToFish. The latter is a separate non-governmental organization in London.
The goal of eradicating poverty is integrated into all our activities, whether it is training children and young people ways to keep away from poverty traps or providing microfinance to local social enterprises. We follow a practical methodology - the Poverty Stoplight: Red for ‘Extremely Poor’; Yellow for ‘Poor’; and Green for ‘Not Poor’. This lets poor families and clients to assess their condition and then design a personalized plan based on their skills and motivation.